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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


vocal cord  listen  (VOH-kul kord)

  One of two small bands of muscle within the larynx that vibrates to produce the voice.

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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.