true vocal cords


plural noun Anatomy.

the lower pair of vocal cords, the edges of which can be made to tense and relax by the passage of air from the lungs, thus producing vocal sound.

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  9. true-false test,
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Also called vocal folds.

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British Dictionary definitions for vocal folds

vocal folds

pl n

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