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 for larynx
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  larynx \lar"ynx\ (l[a^]r"[i^][ng]ks; 277), n. [NL. from Gr.
     la`rygx, la`ryggos.] (Anat.)
     The expanded upper end of the windpipe or trachea, connected
     with the hyoid bone or cartilage. It contains the vocal
     cords, which produce the voice by their vibrations, when they
     are stretched and a current of air passes between them. The
     larynx is connected with the pharynx by an opening, the
     glottis, which, in mammals, is protected by a lidlike
     epiglottis.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In the framework of the human larynx, the thyroid
           cartilage, attached to the hyoid bone, makes the
           protuberance on the front of the neck known as Adam's
           apple, and is articulated below to the ringlike cricoid
           cartilage. This is narrow in front and high behind,
           where, within the thyroid, it is surmounted by the two
           arytenoid cartilages, from which the vocal cords pass
           forward to be attached together to the front of the
           thyroid. See Syrinx.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  larynx
      n 1: a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea;
           contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the
           vocal tone in speech [syn: larynx, voice box]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "larynx":
     alveolar ridge, alveolus, apex, arytenoid cartilages, back, blade,
     dorsum, hard palate, lips, nasal cavity, oral cavity, palate,
     pharyngeal cavity, pharynx, soft palate, speech organ, syrinx,
     teeth, teeth ridge, tip, tongue, velum, vocal chink, vocal cords,
     vocal folds, vocal processes, voice box
  
  

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