- 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.
noun: vocal cord, plural noun: vocal cords
- IPA[ˈvōkəl kô(ə)rdz]
- folds of membranous tissue that project inward from the sides of the larynx to form a slit ...
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