subglottis

Pronunciation: (SUB-glah-tis)

The lowest part of the larynx; the area from just below the vocal cords down to the top of the trachea.

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