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laryngeal la·ryn·ge·al (lə-rĭn'jē-əl, -jəl, lār'ən-jē'əl) or la·ryn·gal (lə-rĭng'gəl)
Of, relating to, affecting, or near the larynx.
Plural larynges (lə-rĭn'jēz) or larynxes
The upper part of the trachea in most vertebrate animals, containing the vocal cords. The walls of the larynx are made of cartilage. Sound is produced by air passing through the larynx on the way to the lungs, causing the walls of the larynx to vibrate. The pitch of the sound that is produced can be altered by the pull of muscles, which changes the tension of the vocal cords. Also called voice box.