larynx larynx  /ˈlɛ rɪŋks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech

Usage(s):

  1. Behind the Adam's apple, in man's windpipe, lies the larynx, a triangular box containing the vocal cords.
  2. Several years ago Adolf Hitler asked the world's greatest otolaryngologist, Professor Heinrich von Neumann of Vienna, to examine his larynx.
  3. His ten playersnine men and a girl harpistare proficient at making every conceivable noise capable of emerging from a human larynx.

News

  1. Scientists grow human liver from stem cells, hope to relieve transplant woes (video)

    Stem cell research has resulted in several important breakthroughs in medicine, such as rebuilding the larynx and regenerating spinal cord connectors . Now the liver, one of the most highly sought after organs on the donor transplant list, could get some serious stem cell assistance as well. A team of scientists led by Takanori Takebe of Yokohama City University has successfully created a ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Gru gets groove back in giddy sequel

    'Despicable Me 2' is a gag-filled delight from start-to-finish. It's got more laughs in its first five minutes - from its larynx-bending voice actors, its loopy. goofy, design and its milling, mewling Minions - than '
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

  3. 'Despicable Me 2' funnier than the first film

    'Despicable Me 2 is a gag-filled delight from start-to-finish. It has got more laughs in its first five minutes -- from its larynx-bending voice actors, its loopy, goofy, design and its milling, mewling Minions -- than Monsters University managed over its entire length.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

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