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glottis

Pronunciation: glot'is, glot'i-dez

Definition: The vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the vocal folds of mucous membrane investing the vocal ligament and vocal muscle on each side, the free edges of which are the vocal cords, and of a median fissure, the rima glottidis.

[G. glottis, aperture of the larynx]

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