Definition of Plica vocalis

1. Noun. Either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx.

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

plica tubopalatina
plica umbilicalis lateralis
plica umbilicalis media
plica umbilicalis medialis
plica umbilicalis mediana
plica urachi
plica ureterica
plica uterovesicalis
plica venae cavae sinistrae
plica ventricularis
plica vesicalis transversa
plica vesicouterina
plica vestibularis
plica vestibuli
plica villosa
plica vocalis (current term)
plicae adiposae
plicae alares
plicae ampullares tubae uterinae
plicae caecales
plicae ciliares
plicae circulares
plicae epiglottica
plicae gastricae
plicae gastropancreaticae
plicae iridis
plicae palmatae
plicae recti
plicae transversales recti

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, ..."

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