Meaning of larynx

lar•ynx

Pronunciation: (lar'ingks), [key]
— pl. la•ryn•ges lar•ynx•es.
  1. a muscular and cartilaginous structure lined with mucous membrane at the upper part of the trachea in humans, in which the vocal cords are located.
    1. a similar vocal organ in other mammals.
    2. a corresponding structure in certain lower animals.
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