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Pronunciation: la-ring'go-sel

Definition: An air sac communicating with the larynx through the ventricle, often bulging outward through the thyrohyoid membrane into the tissue of the neck, especially during coughing and playing of wind instruments.

[laryngo- + G. kele, hernia]

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