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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vocal cord mean? 

  The noun VOCAL CORD has 1 sense:

1. either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx

  Familiarity information: VOCAL CORD used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1vocal cord [BACK TO TOP]


Either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx

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Nouns denoting body parts


plica vocalis; vocal band; vocal cord; vocal fold

Hypernyms ("vocal cord" is a kind of...):

fold; plica (a folded part (as in skin or muscle))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vocal cord"):

false vocal cord; false vocal fold; superior vocal cord; ventricular fold; vestibular fold (either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization)

inferior vocal cord; inferior vocal fold; true vocal cord; true vocal fold (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)

Holonyms ("vocal cord" is a part of...):

larynx; voice box (a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech)

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