from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea, having walls of cartilage and muscle and containing the vocal cords enveloped in folds of mucous membrane.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An organ of the neck of mammals involved in breath control, protection of the trachea and sound production, housing the vocal cords, and that is situated at the point where the upper tract splits into the trachea and the oesophagus/esophagus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The expanded upper end of the windpipe or trachea, connected with the hyoid bone or cartilage. It contains the vocal cords, which produce the voice by their vibrations, when they are stretched and a current of air passes between them. The larynx is connected with the pharynx by an opening, the glottis, which, in mammals, is protected by a lidlike epiglottis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The part of the windpipe in which vocal sound is made and modulated; the organ of phonation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
If it be from paralysis of the larynx, treat with B D current, rather strong force; placing P. P., _long cord_, on back of neck or in the mouth, and work with N.P. over the _larynx_, and somewhat over the air tube of the neck generally.
I brought Folligno to the cottage, and released the perfect larynx from the mortal flesh.
On its downward journey, the nerve at this point it is bundled in with the larger vagus nerve passes within inches of the larynx, which is its final destination.
The larynx is the organ where our voice originates, and acting as a passageway for air, connects the pharynx and the trachea.
On the other hand, the windpipe and the so-called larynx are constructed out of a cartilaginous substance.
To produce spoken words requires a voice box, technically called the larynx.
Also the invasion of the larynx, which is happily of rare occurrence, is commonly fatal.
He had suffered for some years, though he did not know it, from an aneurism of the aorta, and the bursting of the aneurism into the larynx was the cause of death.
The continuation of the larynx is the trachea, a tube about three-fourths of an inch in diameter, and about four inches long.
The larynx is the mouth-piece containing the reed.