vocal cord

Pronunciation: (VOH-kul kord)

One of two small bands of muscle within the larynx that vibrates to produce the voice.

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