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Glottis


/ˈglätis/ 

Noun, pl. glottises

1. The combination of the vocal folds (vocal cords) and the space in between the folds (the rima glottidis). (wikipedia.org)

2. An organ of speech, located in the larynx, and consisting of the true vocal cords and the opening between them. (wiktionary.org)

3. The vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the true vocal cords (plica vocalis) and the opening between them (rima glottidis). (biology-online.org)

4. The part of the larynx consisting of the vocal cords and the slitlike opening between them. It affects voice modulation through expansion or contraction. (Google Dictionary)

5. The vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

Word origin: From Greek glottis “mouth of the windpipe,” from glotta, Attic dialect variant of glossa “tongue”


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