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lar·ynx

 (lăr′ĭngks)
n. pl. la·ryn·ges (lə-rĭn′jēz) or lar·ynx·es
The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea, having walls of cartilage and muscle and containing the vocal cords enveloped in folds of mucous membrane.

[New Latin, from Greek larunx.]
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larynx

(ˈlærɪŋks)
n, pl larynges (ləˈrɪndʒiːz) , larynxes
(Anatomy) a cartilaginous and muscular hollow organ forming part of the air passage to the lungs: in higher vertebrates it contains the vocal cords
[C16: from New Latin larynx, from Greek larunx]
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lar•ynx

(ˈlær ɪŋks)

n., pl. la•ryn•ges (ləˈrɪn dʒiz) lar•ynx•es.
a muscular and cartilaginous structure at the upper part of the vertebrate trachea, in which the vocal cords are located.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek lárynx, s. laryng-]
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lar·ynx

(lăr′ĭngks)
The upper part of the trachea in most vertebrate animals, containing the vocal cords. Air passes through the larynx on the way to the lungs. Also called voice box.
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larynx

The cartilaginous voice box containing the vocal cords. It lies in the middle of the front of the neck, at the top of the trachea and below the pharynx.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.larynx - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachealarynx - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
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
arteria laryngea, laryngeal artery - either of two arteries that supply blood to the larynx
laryngeal vein, vena laryngea - one of two veins draining the larynx
upper respiratory tract - the nose and throat and trachea
arytaenoid, arytenoid, arytenoid cartilage - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
thyroid cartilage, Adam's apple - the largest cartilage of the larynx
plica vocalis, vocal band, vocal cord, vocal fold - either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
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larynx

noun
Related words
adjective laryngeal
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Translations
hrtan
kurkunpää
gége

larynx

[ˈlærɪŋks] N (larynxes or larynges (pl)) [ləˈrɪndʒiːz]laringe f
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larynx

[ˈlærɪŋks] nlarynx m
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larynx

nKehlkopf m, → Larynx m (spec)
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larynx

[ˈlærɪŋks] n (Anat) → laringe f
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lar·ynx

n. laringe.
1. parte del tracto respiratorio situado en la parte superior de la tráquea;
2. órgano de la voz.
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larynx

n (pl larynges o larynxes) laringe f
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To find out if the technique could be adapted, his team gained consent to remove the larynxes from five cadavers and treated them with enzymes and detergents to remove donor cells.
The stripped larynxes showed similar mechanical properties to those of a normal larynx, suggesting they could perform with the same degree of versatility after transplant.
Finally, the researchers showed that blood vessels would regrow in the treated larynxes, making it easier for them to integrate with the recipient's body after transplant.