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Larynx

Larynx
(adj. Laryngeal) voice Box.
A cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech.The upper part of the trachea that is surrounded by cartilage which helps to protect the throat and vocal chords situated there.


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