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Definition of "laryngeal" []

  • Of, relating to, affecting, or near the larynx. (adjective)
  • Produced in or with the larynx; glottal. (adjective)
  • A laryngeal sound. (noun)
  • Any of a set of h-like sounds reconstructed for early Proto-Indo-European and partially preserved in Anatolian. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laryngeal" in a sentence
  • "These forceps are termed laryngeal rotation forceps (Fig. 31)."
  • "This is because many of the abnormalities of the upper airway -- such as laryngeal hemiplegia and displacement of the soft palate -- only occur when the ventilation (movement of air in and out of the lung) of the horse is at its maximum."
  • "But hoarseness that lasts for more than three weeks can be a sign of serious problems such as laryngeal, thyroid, or lung cancer."