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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


larynx  listen  (LAYR-inx)

  The area of the throat containing the vocal cords and used for breathing, swallowing, and talking. Also called voice box.

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Anatomy of the larynx; drawing shows the epiglottis, supraglottis, glottis, subglottis, and vocal cords. Also shown are the tongue, trachea, and esophagus.