Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a larynx or larynges.
  • n. A laryngeal sound, a sound uttered by using the larynx.
  • n. In Proto-Indo-European linguistics, one of the typically three reconstructed consonants usually marked as , and .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the larynx; adapted to operations on the larynx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the larynx: as, laryngeal vessels, nerves, muscles, etc.; laryngeal sounds.
  • n. A laryngeal nerve or artery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or situated in the larynx

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin laryngeus, from Greek larunx, larung-, larynx.

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From modern Latin laryngeus, from larynx.

Examples

  • These forceps are termed laryngeal rotation forceps (Fig. 31).

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery

  • 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.

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  • But hoarseness that lasts for more than three weeks can be a sign of serious problems such as laryngeal, thyroid, or lung cancer.

    U.S. News

  • 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.

    Think Progress » Home-school textbook market dominated by books skeptical of evolution.

  • HPV-6 DNA, however, turned out to be helpful in isolating another closely related genital wart papillomavirus, HPV-11, initially from a laryngeal papilloma.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography

  • His doctors are now considering the possibility that the superior laryngeal nerve was damaged in some way, perhaps during the surgery.

    Questions Parents Ask

  • Operative Experience: Extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric otolaryngological surgery with emphasis upon otology, endoscopic sinus surgery, bronchoesophagology, and laryngeal reconstruction.

    How to Apply

  • About 10 to 15 percent of congenital laryngeal disorders are vocal cord paralysis.

    Vocal Cord Paralysis

  • We feel that your child would benefit from a laryngeal nerve evaluation by an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.

    Questions Parents Ask

  • Surgery to increase the opening in the back of the larynx (the posterior laryngeal airway).

    Vocal Cord Paralysis

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