American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, affecting, or near the larynx.
- adj. Produced in or with the larynx; glottal.
- n. A laryngeal sound.
- n. Any of a set of h-like sounds reconstructed for early Proto-Indo-European and partially preserved in Anatolian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the larynx: as, laryngeal vessels, nerves, muscles, etc.; laryngeal sounds.
- n. A laryngeal nerve or artery.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a larynx or larynges.
- n. phonetics A laryngeal sound, a sound uttered by using the larynx.
- n. linguistics In Proto-Indo-European linguistics, one of the typically three reconstructed consonants usually marked as
, and .
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the larynx; adapted to operations on the larynx.
- adj. of or relating to or situated in the larynx
- From modern Latin laryngeus, from larynx. (Wiktionary)
- From New Latin laryngeus, from Greek larunx, larung-, larynx. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These forceps are termed laryngeal rotation forceps (Fig. 31).”
“This is because many of the abnormalities of the upper airway -- such as laryngeal hemiplegia and displacement of the soft palate -- only occur when the ventilation (movement of air in and out of the lung) of the horse is at its maximum.”
“But hoarseness that lasts for more than three weeks can be a sign of serious problems such as laryngeal, thyroid, or lung cancer.”
“Dawkins gives the example of the laryngeal nerve which connects the brain to the larynx (voice box). there are two … one goes a direct route … the other goes down to the chest and LOOPS around the heart before connecting to the larynx.”
“HPV-6 DNA, however, turned out to be helpful in isolating another closely related genital wart papillomavirus, HPV-11, initially from a laryngeal papilloma.”
“His doctors are now considering the possibility that the superior laryngeal nerve was damaged in some way, perhaps during the surgery.”
“Operative Experience: Extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric otolaryngological surgery with emphasis upon otology, endoscopic sinus surgery, bronchoesophagology, and laryngeal reconstruction.”
“About 10 to 15 percent of congenital laryngeal disorders are vocal cord paralysis.”
“We feel that your child would benefit from a laryngeal nerve evaluation by an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.”
“Surgery to increase the opening in the back of the larynx (the posterior laryngeal airway).”
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