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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


voice box  listen  (voys …)

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

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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.