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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



subglottis  listen  (SUB-glah-tis)

  The lowest part of the larynx; the area from just below the vocal cords down to the top of the trachea.

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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.