glottal

[glot-l]
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Origin of glottal

First recorded in 1840–50; glott(is) + -al1
Related formssub·glot·tal, adjectivesub·glot·tal·ly, adverbsu·per·glot·tal, adjectivesu·per·glot·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for glottal

glottal

adjective
  1. of or relating to the glottis
  2. phonetics articulated or pronounced at or with the glottis
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Word Origin and History for glottal
adj.

1846; see glottis + -al (1). Glossal is attested from 1860.

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glottal in Medicine

glottal

[glŏtl]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the glottis.
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