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laryngomalacia

Pronunciation: la-ring'go-ma-la'she-a

Definition: The presence of soft laryngeal cartilage, especially of the epiglottis, in infants, resulting in inspiratory stridor.

Synonym(s): chondromalacia of larynx

[laryngo- + G. malakia, a softness]

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