esophageal speech

noun

: a method of speaking which is used by individuals whose larynx has been removed and in which phonation is achieved by expelling swallowed air from the esophagus

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“Esophageal speech.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/esophageal%20speech. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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