- a similar vocal organ in other mammals.
- a corresponding structure in certain lower animals.
Origin of larynx
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How to use larynx in a sentence
She and her collaborators manipulated the cartilage of the larynx, or voicebox, to see how it might move during swallowing.Baleen whales have an ‘oral plug’ to help them guzzle down food without choking|Kate Baggaley|January 24, 2022|Popular-Science
The students, now on their feet, tested the limits of their larynxes.Howard sees its basketball fantasy come to life slowly in showcase game against Notre Dame|Candace Buckner|January 18, 2022|Washington Post
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.Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview|J.P. O’Malley|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The bullet tore through my voice box and larynx before lodging itself in my trapezius.15 Rounds and Still Talking: Lt. Brian Murphy’s Story of the Oak Creek Massacre|Simran Jeet Singh|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Showing diplomatic grace after the incident, she joked: “I broke my elbow, not my larynx.”Power Tripping: King Juan Carlos I & More (Photos)|The Daily Beast|August 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When the quantity is very small there may be no cough, the sputum reaching the larynx by action of the bronchial cilia.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Take the scalpel and sever the spinal column without cutting the larynx.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
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.
British Dictionary definitions for larynx
Word Origin for larynx
Scientific definitions for larynx
Other words from larynxlaryngeal adjective
Cultural definitions for larynx
The specialized upper portion of the trachea that contains the vocal cords; the voice box.