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Noun: larynx (larynges,larynxes)  ler-ingks [N. Amer], la-ringks [Brit]
  1. A cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
    "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on";
    - voice box

Derived forms: larynxes, larynges

Type of: cartilaginous structure, organ of speech, speech organ, vocal organ

Part of: upper respiratory tract

Encyclopedia: Larynx