larynx

Pronunciation: (LAYR-inx)

The area of the throat containing the vocal cords and used for breathing, swallowing, and talking. Also called voice box.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the larynx. The three parts of the larynx are the supraglottis (including the epiglottis), the glottis (including the vocal cords), and the subglottis.

Date last modified: 2012-05-16