false vocal cord


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ves·tib·u·lar fold

[TA]
one of the pair of folds of mucous membrane overlying the vestibular ligaments that stretch across the laryngeal cavity from the angle of the thyroid cartilage to the arytenoid cartilage; the right and left pair enclose a space called the rima vestibuli or false glottis, and form the superior boundary of the laryngeal ventricle.

false vocal cord

either of two thick folds of mucous membrane in the larynx separating the ventricle from the vestibule. Each fold encloses a narrow band of fibrous tissue (the ventricular ligament). Also called vestibular fold. Compare vocal cord.

ves·tib·u·lar fold

(ves-tib'yū-lăr fōld) [TA]
One of the pair of folds of mucous membrane stretching across the laryngeal cavity from the angle of the thyroid cartilage to the arytenoid cartilage; they enclose a space called the rima vestibuli or false glottis.
Synonym(s): plica vestibularis [TA] , false vocal cord, ventricular band of larynx, ventricular fold.
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VOCAL CORDS: Vocal cords (closed, seen endoscopically)
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VOCAL CORDS: Vocal cords (open, seen endoscopically)
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VOCAL CORDS

vocal cord

Either of two thin, reedlike folds of tissue within the larynx that vibrate as air passes between them, producing sounds that are the basis of speech.

false vocal cord

Ventricular fold of the larynx.

true vocal cord

Vocal fold. See: illustration