Definition of laryngeal in English:


Line breaks: la¦ryn|geal
Pronunciation: /ləˈrɪn(d)ʒɪəl


  • 1Relating to the larynx: the laryngeal artery
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    • Pancreatic, pulmonary, pleural, laryngeal, adrenal, pericardial, myocardial and lingual leishmaniasis have also been reported.
    • Structures include the thyroid gland, aortic arch and great vessels, proximal portions of the vagus and recurrent laryngeal nerves, esophagus and trachea.
    • Saccular diverticula of the laryngeal ventricle are often reported.
  • 1.1 Phonetics (Of a speech sound) made in the larynx with only the front part of the vocal cords vibrating, giving a very low frequency and producing what is known as ‘creaky voice’: laryngeal consonants


late 18th century: from modern Latin laryngeus 'relating to the larynx' + -al.

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