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noun as in throat

noun as in vocal cords


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She and her collaborators manipulated the cartilage of the larynx, or voicebox, to see how it might move during swallowing.

The students, now on their feet, tested the limits of their larynxes.

The key to this superpower is the position of a baby’s larynx, the muscular organ that serves as the airway to the lungs and holds our vocal cords.

But, in the process of developing an adult vocal cord and larynx, we lose the expert chugging ability that newborns have.

Somewhere between three and six months, the larynx descends to a lower position, allowing for the possibility of speech.

So the most direct route from the brain to the larynx was now not south of that artery.

The bullet tore through my voice box and larynx before lodging itself in my trapezius.

Showing diplomatic grace after the incident, she joked: “I broke my elbow, not my larynx.”

When the quantity is very small there may be no cough, the sputum reaching the larynx by action of the bronchial cilia.

Take the scalpel and sever the spinal column without cutting the larynx.

Illustrations of the appearance of the larynx during phonation in two special cases.

In the lower illustration we have the appearances presented in a man affected with tuberculosis of the lungs and larynx.

Such are the appearances presented under the microscope by skeletal or striped muscles such as those of the larynx.

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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to larynx, such as: esophagus, fauces, gorge, gullet, maw, and passage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.