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voice box

n.
The larynx.
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voice box

n
1. (Anatomy) another word for the larynx
2. (Instruments) Also called: talkbox an electronic guitar attachment with a tube into the player's mouth to modulate the sound vocally
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voice′ box`


n.
the larynx.
[1910–15]
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voice box

(vois)
See larynx.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the tracheavoice 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 - 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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voice box

noun
Related words
technical name larynx
adjective laryngeal
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Translations

voice box

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But after demanding to be taken to Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, doctors found part of her voice box was covering her windpipe.
Mr Mehanna said: "This means that we can, in those patients, preserve most of the voice box or tongue, limiting the effects of treatment, causing much less damage to surrounding tissue and preserving voice and speech."
SCIENTISTS have developed an artificial voice box that could dramatically improve the lives of throat cancer patients.
The voice box, or larynx, is a funnel-shaped organ held together by rubbery cartilage, it houses the vocal cords and throat muscles, and connects the base of the neck to an air tube called the trachea.
This is normally a symptom of inflammation of the voice box and vocal cords caused by a self-limiting viral infection (laryngitis).
Despite the anatomical ties between pig and human hyoids, only humans possess a voice box positioned low in the neck and a vocal tract capable of producing speech sounds, Reidenberg says.
She could be one of the first patients to benefit from the injected biogel, which is designed to vibrate in the voice box like real vocal cords.
Adrenaline can affect the levels of oxygen in the voice box. It is this subtle change that the system can pick up on with the on-screen chart turning red to alert staff to a potential liar.
After watching Lulu in a re-run of C4's Top Ten Pop Princesses on Monday, maybe she'd consider having a reconstructive doc look at her voice box.
In fact, the habit is associated with an increased risk of six cancers affecting the lungs, colon, voice box, throat and pancreas.
FLAMES which flared out of a man during an operation at Wrexham to remove his voice box played no part in his death months later but traumatised the medical team, an inquest was told yesterday.
It's basically a childhood version of laryngitis, and the characteristic hoarseness and barking cough are caused by inflammation of the lining of the throat and the voice box. Young children have very small throats and voice boxes and inflammation can cause significant narrowing and restriction of airflow which is why children with croup often make strange noises on breathing in (stridor).