glottis

Pronunciation: (GLAH-tis)

The middle part of the larynx; the area where the vocal cords are located.

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: 2014-10-28