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intermembranous part of rima glottidis


Definition: the portion of the opening anterior to the vocal processes of the arytenoid cartilages bounded by the vocal ligaments; this portion is closed by contraction of the lateral cricoarytenoid (muscle) only during whispering.

Synonym(s): pars intermembranacea rimae glottidisTA, glottis vocalis, intermembranous part of glottic opening

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