noun (plural larynges /ləˈrɪn(d)ʒiːz/ or larynxes)Anatomy
The hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and holding the vocal cords in humans and other mammals; the voice box.
- We did the lungs, the heart, the thymus gland, the larynx, and the mouth today.
- Cancer of various organs, not only the lung, but also the larynx, bladder and oesophagus.
- The larynx is the ‘voicebox’, the organ in the neck that plays a crucial role in speech and breathing.
Late 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek larunx.
Words that rhyme with larynxpharynx
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