vocal folds

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vocal folds

pl n
(Anatomy) See vocal cords

vo′cal cords`



n.pl.
either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane stretched across the larynx, the lower pair of which produces sound or voice as it is made to vibrate by the passage of air from the lungs.
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With his first sight of the great cat the ape-man knew that he had heard no note of terror in that initial roar; surprise doubtless, but the vocal chords of that mighty throat never had reacted to fear.
He will make clear how a thought, originating in the brain, passes along the nerve-wires to the vocal chords, and then in wireless vibration of air to the disc of the transmitter.
He could only bristle and tear his vocal chords with his rage.
Well, you'll take off your things and stay to tea, at least," urged Felicity, as hospitably as her strained vocal chords would admit.
The vocal chord shock comes after an stonishing run for Adele, who broke sales ecords with her album 25 and signed a PS90million deal with Sony Music.
The British superstar left a US clinic last week after an op to deal with a vocal chord haemorrhage, and has been warned it will be months before his voice is back to full force.
They sure know how to crank it all up and when they let go it's an awesome hardcore outpouring as they let their vocal chord take the full force of their angst.
BRITISH star Adele marked her comeback after vocal chord surgery with a record six gongs at the Grammy Awards on a night overshadowed by the death of Whitney Houston.
And Nathan Lane frequently missed performances of the Broadway production of The Producers owing to a polyp on his left vocal chord.
Doctors at Madrid's Ramon and Cajal hospital decided not to remove a polyp from the 25-year-old's vocal chord during the two-hour surgery.
Those 10 variables were: (a) primary cardiac diagnosis (see Table 1), (b) type of surgical intervention (see Table 2), (c) age at surgery (days), (d) weight at surgery (kilograms), (e) duration of intubation postoperatively (days), (f) duration of stay in the critical care unit postoperatively (days), (g) evidence of vocal chord injury (yes/no) (by direct visualization of the chords by an ENT specialist), (h) duration of circulatory arrest (minutes), (i) evidence of diaphragm injury (yes/no), and (j) duration of oral feeding preoperatively (days).
New York, November 8 (ANI): Adele underwent a successful vocal chord surgery on Monday but her events for the year remain cancelled.