The expanded upper end of the windpipe or trachea, connected with the hyoid bone or cartilage. It contains the vocal cords, which produce the voice by their vibrations, when they are stretched and a current of air passes between them. The larynx is connected with the pharynx by an opening, the glottis, which, in mammals, is protected by a lidlike epiglottis.
Greek = voice-box, adjective - laryngeal.
The cartilage support structures that connect the superior trachea, the pharynx inferior to the tongue, and the hyoid bone. It supports the sphincter at the entrance to the trachea (the glottis or true vocal cords) and is therfore also the organ responsible for voice. image
A complex cartilaginous structure that surrounds and protects the glottis and vocal cords; the superior margin is bound to the hyoid bone, and the inferior margin is bound to the trachea.
the upper part of the wind pipe which contains the vocal cords. It is tubular and has a a framework of cartilage rings.
the uppermost part of the airway; it prevents food from entering the lungs and contains the vocal cords.
part of the respiratory tract in the throat area that contains the vocal cords
voice box housing the vocal cords, protected by thyroid cartilage known as prominentia laryngea or the Adam's apple
(LAR-ihnks) A box-like cartilaginous organ in the respiratory tract located between the pharynx and the trachea.
part of the respiratory tract that contains the vocal chords.
The larynx is a box-like structure between the pharynx and the trachea. It serves as a conduit for air going into and out of the lungs and is the organ of phonation (contains vocal cords). See Ross and Romrell, p. 504-5.
lining from endoderm, cartilage from pharyngeal arch 4 and 6. (More? Head Notes)
The part of the trachea which contains the vocal cords.
the voicebox of mammals, formed from several folds of cartilage at the upper end of the trachea.
enlarged area just below the glottis and proximal to the trachea
cartilaginous structure housing the vocal chords
Structure located between the pharynx and trachea that houses the vocal cords.
Organ of speech; Adam's apple.
A cartilaginous and muscular organ, the modified upper part of the windpipe of air-breathing vertebrates that contains the vocal cords in human beings, most other mammals and a few other forms.
part of the top of the trachea containing the vocal chords.
the structure inside a person's neck containing the vocal cords
a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
An organ in the throat used in breathing, swallowing, and talking. It is made of cartilage and is lined by a mucous membrane similar to the lining of the mouth.
the area of the throat containing the vocal folds.
valve structure between the trachea (windpipe) and the pharynx (the upper throat) that is the primary organ of voice production.
a cylindrical grouping of cartilage, muscles, and soft tissue which contains the vocal cords. The vocal cords are the upper opening into the windpipe (trachea), the passageway to the lungs.
"voice box" consisting of laryngeal cartilage or "Adam's apple" and the underlying vocal cords.
A hollow structure at the beginning of the trachea. The vocal cords extend across the opening of the larynx.
the organ of voice located below and in front of the pharynx.
structure that holds the vocal folds; primary function is to protect the lungs from the entrance of foreign material
The area of the throat containing vocal chords.
houses the vocal cords and is situated in the throat, observable as the 'Adam's apple'.
Hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and containing the vocal cords.
voice box, located at the entrance of the trachea or wind pipe
the part of the respiratory tract containing the vocal cords
The organ of voice that connects the pharynx with the trachea. The larynx is also termed the "Adam's apple" and is usually larger in men than in women. The larynx is composed of cartilage that is controlled or moved by various muscles.
The structure of muscle and cartilage at the upper end of the human trachea, containing the vocal cords and serving as the organ of the voice..
Commonly known as voice box.
In air breathing vertebrates, the modified upper part of the trachea.
The upper part of the windpipe opening into the gullet. 108
An irregularly shaped, musculocartilaginous tubular structure lined with mucous membrane, located at the top of the trachea and below the root of the tongue and the hyoid bone. It is the essential sphincter guarding the entrance into the trachea and functioning secondarily as the organ of voice.
the top of the windpipe, containing the vocal cords
voice box. The cavity holding the vocal cords.
The area of the throat containing the vocal cords and used for breathing, swallowing, and talking.
The portion of the throat that contains the vocal mechanism.
The voice box.
(lar´ inks) • A structure between the pharynx and the trachea that includes the vocal cords.
The larynx (plural larynges), or voicebox, is an organ in the neck of mammals involved in protection of the trachea and sound production. The larynx houses the vocal cords, and is situated just below where the tract of the pharynx splits into the trachea and the esophagus.