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laryngoptosis

Pronunciation: la-ring'go-to'sis

Definition: An abnormally low position of the larynx, which may be congenital or acquired; does not impair the health of the neonate. Some degree of laryngoptosis occurs with aging.

[laryngo- + G. ptosis, a falling]

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