noun, plural la·ryn·ges [luh-rin-jeez], /ləˈrɪn dʒiz/, lar·ynx·es.
- a similar vocal organ in other mammals.
- a corresponding structure in certain lower animals.
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So the most direct route from the brain to the larynx was now not south of that artery.
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
In some cases the membranes may form in the larynx (Adam's apple).Diphtheria|Public Health Service
The yellow fibro-cartilage forms the expanded part of the ear, the epiglottis, and other parts of the larynx.
One thinks the larynx—the protuberance known as the Adam's apple—ought to be pressed down, and kept so.Seed Thoughts for Singers|Frank Herbert Tubbs
Here he remained for ten years, till an affliction of the larynx caused his retirement.Garcia the Centenarian And His Times|M. Sterling Mackinlay
The muscles within the larynx, of course, play a very important part in altering the tension of the vocal cords.