glottidean

glottis

[glot-is]
noun, plural glottises, glottides [glot-i-deez] . Anatomy.
the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal cords.

Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek (Attic) glōttís, derivative of glôtta tongue (Ionic glôssa; see gloss2)

glottidean [glo-tid-ee-uhn, glaw-] , adjective
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glottis (ˈɡlɒtɪs)
 
n , pl -tises, -tides
the vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the two true vocal cords and the opening between them
 
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek glōttis, from glōtta, Attic form of Ionic glōssa tongue; see gloss²]
 
glottidean
 
adj

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glottis
1578, from Gk. glottis "mouth of the windpipe," from glotta, Attic dial. variant of glossa "tongue." Glottal is first recorded 1846.
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glottis glot·tis (glŏt'ĭs)
n. pl. glot·tis·es or glot·ti·des (glŏt'ĭ-dēz')
The vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the true vocal cords and the rima glottidis.

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glottis   (glŏt'ĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural glottises or glottides (glŏt'ĭ-dēz')
The part of the larynx that contains the vocal cords and the space between them.
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