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Medical Term:

intercartilaginous part of rima glottidis


the opening between the vocal processes of the arytenoid cartilages; this part is open during whispering and is closed during phonation and the Valsalva maneuver.

Synonym(s): pars intercartilaginea rimae glottidisTA, glottis respiratoria, intercartilaginous part of glottic opening

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