glottis


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glot·tis

 (glŏt′ĭs)
n. pl. glot·tis·es or glot·ti·des (glŏt′ĭ-dēz′)
1. The opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx.
2. The vocal apparatus of the larynx.

[Greek glōttis, from glōtta, glōssa, tongue.]

glottis

(ˈɡlɒtɪs)
n, pl -tises or -tides (-tɪˌdiːz)
(Anatomy) the vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the two true vocal cords and the opening between them
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek glōttis, from glōtta, Attic form of Ionic glōssa tongue; see gloss2]
glottidean adj

glot•tis

(ˈglɒt ɪs)

n., pl. glot•tis•es, glot•ti•des (ˈglɒt ɪˌdiz)
the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal cords.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek (Attic) glōttís, derivative of glôtta tongue]

glot·tis

(glŏt′ĭs)
The space between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx.

glottis

In the larynx, the gap between the vocal cords.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glottis - the vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated
organ of speech, speech organ, vocal organ - any of the organs involved in speech production
larynx, voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
glottis vera, rima glottidis, rima vocalis, true glottis - the space between the two true vocal folds
Translations
Glottis
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glottis

[ˈglɒtɪs] N (glottises or glottides (pl)) [ˈglɒtɪˌdiːz]glotis f inv

glottis

nStimmritze f, → Glottis f (spec)

glottis

[ˈglɒtɪs] nglottide f

glot·tis

n. glotis, hendidura en la parte superior de la laringe entre las cuerdas vocales verdaderas; aparato vocal de la laringe.

glottis

n glotis f
References in classic literature ?
We can thus, as I infer from Professor Owen's interesting description of these parts, understand the strange fact that every particle of food and drink which we swallow has to pass over the orifice of the trachea, with some risk of falling into the lungs, notwithstanding the beautiful contrivance by which the glottis is closed.
Embryologically, the supraglottis has a separate origin from the glottis, explaining why supraglottic tumors typically do not traverse the ventricle to reach the glottis unless the paraglottic space is involved.
Under the view of the McGrath [R] video laryngoscope, the glottis was not visible.
3] Moreover laryngeal mask airway does not pass through glottis, but is placed over the glottis.
The aim of this study was to compare C-MAC D-blade with Macintosh laryngoscope in terms of glottis view, time to intubation, intubation difficulty score (IDS) and hemodynamic stability in patients with normal airway scheduled for elective surgical procedure.
I believe the two tests vary in the same way vital capacity varies depending on the age, height, race, color and weight, unless patients have problems in voice or some deficiency in the glottis or upper airways.
Rapid increase in intrathoracic or intratracheal pressure against a closed glottis during blunt chest or lower neck impact can result in laryngotracheal rupture.
It is the function of the glottis that usually provides this protection.
Pathologic examination of deceased birds revealed severe necrotizing inflammation of the mucous membranes and deep structures of the glottis, trachea, nasal sinus, and conchae and granulomatous inflammation of the salt glands.
By night time it had escalated into a raw glottis that had me sleeping sitting up in bed to keep my airways open.
The site most commonly involved was glottis, with 19 of 60 cases, followed by oral cavity with 11 cases.