larynx
noun (plural larynges or larynxes) Etymology: New Latin laryng-, larynx, from Greek Date: 1578 the modified upper part of the trachea of air-breathing vertebrates that in humans, most other mammals, and some amphibians and reptiles contains the vocal cords

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  • larynx — [ larɛ̃ks ] n. m. • fin XVIe; laringue 1532; gr. larugx, laruggos « gosier » ♦ Organe creux situé à l extrémité supérieure de la trachée, qui se compose de cinq cartilages reliés entre eux et qui constitue, par son rôle de vibrateur, l organe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • larynx — lar ynx (l[a^]r [i^][ng]ks; 277), n. [NL. from Gr. la rygx, la ryggos.] (Anat.) The expanded upper end of the windpipe or trachea, connected with the hyoid bone or cartilage. It contains the vocal cords, which produce the voice by their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • larynx — 1570s, from M.Fr. larynx (16c.), from Modern Latin, from Gk. larynx (gen. laryngos) the upper windpipe, probably from laimos throat, influenced by pharynx throat, windpipe …   Etymology dictionary

  • Larynx — (gr.), Kehlkopf; daher Larynxbänder, Larynxknorpel, Larynxmuskel, so v.w. Kehlkopfbänder etc., s.u. Kehlkopf B) u. C). Laryngēus, was sich auf den Luftröhrenknopf (Larynx) bezieht, wie: Laryngeae arteriae. L glandulae, Laryngel nervi etc.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Larynx — (griech.), der Kehlkopf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Larynx — (grch.), Kehlkopf …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Larynx — Larynx, griech., Kehlkopf; Laryngitis. Luftröhrenentzündung; Laryngophthisis. Phthisis larynchalis. Luftröhrenschwindsucht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Larynx — Larynx, Kehlkopf, am Eingang der ⇒ Trachea liegendes Stimmorgan der luftatmenden Wirbeltiere. Durch den Kehldeckel (Epiglottis) kann der L. gegen den ⇒ Pharynx verschlossen werden. Am L.skelett sind mehrere durch Bänder miteinander verbundene… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • larynx — ► NOUN (pl. larynges) ▪ the hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and containing the vocal cords. ORIGIN Greek larunx …   English terms dictionary

  • larynx — [lar′iŋks] n. pl. larynxes or larynges [lə rin′jēz΄] [ModL < Gr] 1. the structure of muscle and cartilage at the upper end of the human trachea, containing the vocal cords and serving as the organ of voice: see LUNG, PHARYNX 2. a similar… …   English World dictionary

  • Larynx — For the remotely piloted vehicle, see Larynx (unmanned aircraft). Larynx Anatomy of the larynx, anterolateral view …   Wikipedia

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