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tracheoesophageal speech

 

Definition: a form of alaryngeal speech obtained by a surgical technique that creates a shunt between trachea and esophagus, allowing pulmonary air to generate upper esophageal and pharyngeal mucosal vibrations as a substitute for vocal cord vibrations after the larynx has been surgically removed.

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