voice box


Definition of voice box

: larynx

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These include cancers of the throat, esophagus, mouth, voice box (larynx), colon and rectum, liver, and breast. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Casual Alcohol Use Has Been Linked to Several Major Cancers—So Where's the Campaign?," 27 June 2019 Surgeons with the University of Colorado planned to remove a section of Giellis’ trachea and voice box to alleviate a condition known as tracheal stenosis. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Former Denver mayor candidate Jamie Giellis undergoes throat surgery," 18 June 2019 But his enemies find him there, and in the fight that ensues, B-127’s voice box is muted. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Bumblebee is basically E.T., but with a Transformer. It’s delightful!," 18 Dec. 2018 Tests revealed parts of his larynx were necrotising - or rotting - and excess fluid was collecting in the voice box. Andrea Downey, Fox News, "Man's throat began to rot after he mistakenly swallowed bleach tablet," 25 June 2018 In just under a few hours, the battery can destroy a child’s voice box. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Toddler Relearns to Talk and Eat After Swallowing Toy Battery: It's 'Super Dangerous,' Warns Mom," 11 May 2018 The respiratory system includes the nose, throat, voice box, windpipe and lungs. Guest Columnist/cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "The link between marijuana and lung disease: Melissa Martin (Opinion)," 1 Apr. 2018 Deschamps-Braly made a small incision just under Abby’s chin, to minimize the visibility of the inevitable scar, then pulled the skin apart to make her voice box visible. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "The Story of a Trans Woman’s Face," 12 Mar. 2018 The air rushing in hits your voice box, causing your vocal cords to close suddenly. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "The Scientific Reason Behind Every Weird Sound Your Body Makes," 26 Oct. 2017

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of voice box was in 1835

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English Language Learners Definition of voice box

: the part of the throat that contains the vocal cords

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Kids Definition of voice box

: larynx

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Medical Definition of voice box

: larynx

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