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What is the medical term meaning voicebox?


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August 14, 2017 12:38PM

The proper name for the voice box is the larynx and it connects the pharynx to the trachea. Pitch and volume are controlled here by manipulating the vocal chords, you wouldn't be able to speak without one.

The voicebox is also known as the larynx, across which the vocal cords -- the structures responsible for sound production during phonation -- are stretched.