Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Larynx

Region of the throat near the trachea (windpipe) and the pharynx; the vocal cords are contained in the larynx, and this is the region in which the sounds of the human voice are produced. Aka voice box. Unlike other mammals, in humans the larynx descends into the neck, altering breathing, swallowing, and vocalization patterns. Adjective: laryngeal.

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