Definition of Glottis

1. Noun. The vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated.

Generic synonyms: Organ Of Speech, Speech Organ, Vocal Organ
Group relationships: Larynx, Voice Box
Terms within: Glottis Vera, Rima Glottidis, Rima Vocalis, True Glottis
Derivative terms: Glottal



Definition of Glottis

1. n. The opening from the pharynx into the larynx or into the trachea. See Larynx.

Definition of Glottis

1. Noun. (anatomy) An organ of speech, located in the larynx, and consisting of the true vocal cords and the opening between them. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glottis

1. the opening between the vocal cords [n -TISES or -TIDES] : GLOTTAL, GLOTTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Glottis

1. The vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the true vocal cords (plica) vocalis) and the opening between them (rima glottidis). (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glottis

glottalise
glottalised
glottalises
glottalising
glottalization
glottalizations
glottalize
glottalized
glottalizes
glottalizing
glottals
glottic
glottidean
glottides
glottidospasm
glottis (current term)
glottis respiratoria
glottis spuria
glottis vera
glottis vocalis
glottises
glottitis
glottochronological
glottochronologically
glottochronologist
glottochronologists
glottochronology
glottogenesis
glottogenetic
glottogony

Literary usage of Glottis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1891)
"The glottis is then reduced to a very narrow slit—in some subjects extending ... Not only is the cartilaginous glottis always closed, but the ligamentous ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1865)
"On the Various Forms assumed bt/ the glottis. By GEORGE DUNCAN GIBB, MA, MD, LL.D., FGS The author stated that it had been an accepted notion that, ..."

3. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"At inspiration, the glottis opens and allows the air to pass freely Fig. 96. ... Opening of the glottis. Fig. 97. The enme, with the glottis opened by ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1870)
"The portion of the cavity of the larynx above the glottis, is broad and ... the portion below the glottis is at first of an elliptical, and lower down of a ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Meanwhile it is obvious from what we have said that narrowing or widening the glottis, and slackening or tightening the vocal cords, are brought about by ..."

6. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"Meanwhile it is obvious from what we have said that narrowing or widening the glottis, and slackening or tightening the vocal cords, are brought about by ..."

7. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"Mus., xxiv, 1896, 480, in synonymy of glottis. Limosa (not of Brisson, 1760) STEPHENS, Shaw's Gen. Zool., xii, pt. i, 1824, So. ..."

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