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Glossary: larynx, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

larynx

(LAYR-inx)

The area of the throat containing the vocal cords and used for breathing, swallowing, and talking. Also called voice box.

Anatomy of the larynx; drawing shows the epiglottis, supraglottis, glottis, subglottis, and vocal cords. Also shown are the tongue, trachea, and esophagus.

Anatomy of the larynx. The three parts of the larynx are the supraglottis (including the epiglottis), the glottis (including the vocal cords), and the subglottis.

2012-05-16

Throat (Laryngeal and Pharyngeal) Cancer