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larynx

Pronunciation: lar'ingks, la-rin'jez

Definition: The organ of voice production; the part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea; it consists of a framework of cartilages and elastic membranes housing the vocal folds and the muscles that control the position and tension of these elements.

[Mod. L. fr. G.]

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