- : The middle part of the larynx; the area where the vocal cords are located.
* * *The vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the vocal folds of mucous membrane investing the vocal ligament and vocal muscle on each side, the free edges of which are the vocal cords, and of a median fissure, the rima glottidis. [G. g., aperture of the larynx]- false g. SYN: rima vestibuli.- g. spuria SYN: rima vestibuli.- true g. SYN: rima glottidis.- g. vera SYN: rima glottidis.
* * *glot·tis 'glät-əs n, pl glot·tis·es or glot·ti·des -ə-.dēz the space between one of the true vocal cords and the arytenoid cartilage on one side of the larynx and those of the other side also the structures that surround this space compare EPIGLOTTIS
* * *n.the space between the two vocal folds. The term is often applied to the vocal folds themselves or to that part of the larynx associated with the production of sound.
* * *glot·tis (glotґis) pl. glotґtides [Gr. glōttis] [TA] the vocal apparatus of the larynx, consisting of the true vocal cords (plicae vocales) and the opening between them (rima glottidis). glottal, glottic adj
Glottis, comprising the vocal folds (cords) and rima glottidis, seen in a laryngoscopic view of the larynx. (A), Open during inspiration; (B), closed during expiration.
Medical dictionary. 2011.