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[glot-is] /ˈglɒt ɪs/

noun, plural glottises, glottides
[glot-i-deez] /ˈglɒt ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal cords.
noun (pl) -tises, -tides (-tɪˌdiːz)
the vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the two true vocal cords and the opening between them

1570s, from Greek glottis “mouth of the windpipe,” from glotta, Attic dialect variant of glossa “tongue” (see gloss (n.2)).

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.
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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