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what is the definition or description of: vocal cord?

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Dr. Christopher Hove
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Vocal cord defined: The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed on a clarinet. www.mainlineent.com.
Answered on Dec 2, 2012

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