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the sharp-edged fold of mucous membrane overlying and incorporating the vocal ligament and the thyroarytenoid muscle and stretching along either wall of the larynx from the angle between the laminae of the thyroid cartilage to the vocal process of the arytenoid cartilage; air flow causes the vocal folds to vibrate in production of the voice.
Etymology: L, vocalis, voice; Gk, chorde, string
one of a pair of strong bands of yellow elastic tissue in the larynx enclosed by membranes called vocal folds and attached ventrally to the angle of the thyroid cartilage and dorsally to the vocal process of the arytenoid cartilage. Also called true vocal cord, vocal ligament. Compare false 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 cordVentricular fold of the larynx.
true vocal cordVocal fold. See: illustration
vocal cordthe membranes that lie in the larynx of a mammal. Their vibration produces sounds which are altered by varying their position and tension.
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