Definition of vocal cords in English:

vocal cords

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(also vocal folds)

noun

  • Folds of membranous tissue which project inwards from the sides of the larynx to form a slit across the glottis in the throat, and whose edges vibrate in the airstream to produce the voice.
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    • When you speak, air rushes from your lungs and makes your vocal cords vibrate, producing the sound of your voice.
    • Cancer of the throat can involve malignant tumors on the vocal cords, voice box, or other areas of the throat.
    • Without normal vibration of the vocal folds in the larynx (voice box), the sound of speech is absent.

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