HyperDic: voice_box

English > 1 sense of the expression voice box:
NOUNbodyvoice box, larynxa cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea
English > voice box: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech.
Part ofupper respiratory tractThe nose and throat and trachea
Partsarytenoid, arytaenoid, arytenoid cartilageEither of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
glottisThe vocal apparatus of the larynx
laryngeal artery, arteria laryngeaEither of two arteries that supply blood to the larynx
laryngeal vein, vena laryngeaOne of two veins draining the larynx
thyroid cartilage, Adam's appleThe largest cartilage of the larynx
vocal cord, vocal fold, vocal band, plica vocalisEither of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
Broadercartilaginous structurebody structure given shape by cartilage
speech organ, vocal organ, organ of speechAny of the organs involved in speech production

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