Definition of True vocal cord

1. Noun. Either of the two lower vocal folds that come together to form the glottis; produce a vocal tone when they are approximated and air from the lungs passes between them.

Medical Definition of True vocal cord

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)

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Literary usage of True vocal cord

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"... or cartilage of trido; H, Inferior or true vocal cord; superior or fata» vocal «oíd. (From We are now in a position to understand the action of the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... 3, posterior border of epiglottis; 4, true vocal cord; 5, direction of muscular fibres; 6, arytenoid, new position; 7, true vocal cord, new position. ..."

3. 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 left true vocal cord is seen on the opposite side. b. The lopsided epiglottis, с с. The arytenoid cartilages, d. The back of the tongue. also examined ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A, Action of crico-thyroid: I, cricoid cartilage; 2. arytenoid cartilage: 3, thyroid cartilage: 4, true vocal cord: 5, thyroid cartilage, new position; 6, ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Frog by Alexander Ecker, George Haslam (1889)
"The cavity is bounded in front by the base of the true vocal cord, and the mucous membrane attached to it; ..."

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