true vocal cord


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Noun1.true vocal cord - either of the two lower vocal folds that come together to form the glottistrue vocal cord - either of the two lower vocal folds that come together to form the glottis; produce a vocal tone when they are approximated and air from the lungs passes between them
plica vocalis, vocal band, vocal cord, vocal fold - either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
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True vocal cords were found to be the most common site to be involved (86%) with right cord (26%) involvement being more common than the left (20%) [Table 7].
This method fails to differentiate clearly between invasive carcinoma of the true vocal cord and intracellular atypia and to determine the penetration depth of the laryngeal cancer [6].
Vocal cords polyps are the commonest benign laryngeal lesions that arise from the true vocal cords.