Definition of False vocal cord

1. Noun. Either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization.

Medical Definition of False vocal cord

1. One of the pair of folds of mucous membrane stretching across the laryngeal cavity from the angle of the thyroid cartilage to the arytenoid cartilage; they enclose a space called the rima vestibuli or false glottis. Synonym: plica vestibularis, false vocal cord, plica ventricularis, ventricular band of larynx, ventricular fold. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of False Vocal Cord

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false vocal cord (current term)
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Literary usage of False vocal cord

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"... upwards, outwards, and somewhat backwards, to end in the tissue of the false vocal cord. The fibres of the outer portion arise in front from the thyroid ..."

2. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1864)
"The growths occupying the position of the right false vocal cord. The left true vocal cord is seen on the opposite side. b. The lopsided epiglottis, с с. ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"... across the 's* of the vocal fold, and over the ventricle into the false vocal cord, must, hen they contract, render the free edge more prominent. ..."

4. The British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of (1862)
"In the fifth case we find retraction of the right vocal cord, with swelling of its fellow false vocal cord ; the cause of aphonia is an old case of syphilis ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The anterior surface, somewhat convex and rough, gives attachment to the Thyro-arytenoid muscle and to the false vocal cord. The internal surface is narrow, ..."

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