Definition of Plica vocalis
1. Noun. Either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx.
Generic synonyms: Fold, Plica
Group relationships: Larynx, Voice Box
Specialized synonyms: False Vocal Cord, False Vocal Fold, Superior Vocal Cord, Ventricular Fold, Vestibular Fold, Inferior Vocal Cord, Inferior Vocal Fold, True Vocal Cord, True Vocal Fold
Medical Definition of Plica vocalis
1. One of Ferrein's cords; the sharp edge of a fold of mucous membrane overlying the vocal ligament and stretching along either wall of the larynx from the angle between the laminae of the thyroid cartilage to the vocal process of the arytenoid cartilage; the vocal folds are the agents concerned in voice production. Synonym: plica vocalis, chorda vocalis, labium vocale, true vocal cord, vocal cord, vocal shelf. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Plica Vocalis
Literary usage of Plica vocalis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Laboratory Manual of Human Anatomy by Lewellys Franklin Barker, Dean De Witt Lewis, Daniel Graisberry Revell (1904)
"The true vocal cord, or vocal fold (plica vocalis) on each side, ... Note that the plica vocalis is situated farther medialward than the plica ..."
2. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"The ventricle of the larynx is a deep groove, bounded by two folds:—(1) the plica vocalis, or true vocal cord, and (2) the plica ventr'cularis, ..."