muscle of larynx n.
Any of the intrinsic muscles that regulate the length, position, and tension of the vocal cords and adjust the size of the openings between the aryepiglottic folds, the ventricular folds, and the vocal folds.
- Muscle of heart
muscle of heart n. See cardiac muscle.
- Muscle of tragus
muscle of tragus n. A band of vertical muscular fibers on the outer surface of the tragus of the ear.
- Muscle of uvula
muscle of uvula n. A muscle with origin from the posterior nasal spine, whose insertion forms the bulk of the uvula and whose action raises the uvula.
- Muscle out
verb phrase To force out: If she persists, she’ll be muscled out of the movement (1950s+)