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Medical Term:

laryngocele

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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