Glottis
: The middle part of the larynx; the area where the vocal cords are located.
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The vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the vocal folds of mucous membrane investing the vocal ligament and vocal muscle on each side, the free edges of which are the vocal cords, and of a median fissure, the rima glottidis. [G. g., aperture of the larynx]
- false g. SYN: rima vestibuli.
- g. respiratoria SYN: intercartilaginous part of rima glottidis.
- g. spuria SYN: rima vestibuli.
- true g. SYN: rima glottidis.
- g. vera SYN: rima glottidis.
- g. vocalis SYN: intermembranous part of rima glottidis.

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glot·tis 'glät-əs n, pl glot·tis·es or glot·ti·des -ə-.dēz the space between one of the true vocal cords and the arytenoid cartilage on one side of the larynx and those of the other side also the structures that surround this space compare EPIGLOTTIS

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n.
the space between the two vocal folds. The term is often applied to the vocal folds themselves or to that part of the larynx associated with the production of sound.

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glot·tis (glotґis) pl. glotґtides [Gr. glōttis] [TA] the vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the true vocal cords (plicae vocales) and the opening between them (rima glottidis). glottal, glottic adj

Glottis, comprising the vocal folds (cords) and rima glottidis, seen in a laryngoscopic view of the larynx. (A), Open during inspiration; (B), closed during expiration.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • glottis — [glät′is] n. pl. glottises or glottides [glät′i dēz΄] [ModL < Gr glōttis < glōtta, Attic var. of glōssa: see GLOSS2] the opening between the vocal cords in the larynx …   English World dictionary

  • Glottis — Glot tis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, from ?, ?, the tongue. See {Gloss} an explanatory remark.] (Anat.) The opening from the pharynx into the larynx or into the trachea. See {Larynx}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glottis — (gr.), 1) Mundstück zu einem Blasinstrumente; 2) (Anat.), s. Stimmritze. Daher Glottisödem, Stimmritzödem, wassersüchtige Anschwellung der Stimmritzenbäuder mit Erstickungszufällen, s. Kehlkopfskrankheiten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Glottis — (griech.), die Stimmritze, s. Kehlkopf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • glottis — ► NOUN ▪ the part of the larynx consisting of the vocal cords and the slit like opening between them. ORIGIN Greek, from gl tta, variant of gl ssa tongue …   English terms dictionary

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