Definition of glottis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡlɒtɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɑːtɪs//
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the part of the throat that contains the vocal cords and the narrow opening between them Word Origin late 16th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek glōttis, from glōtta, variant of glōssa ‘tongue’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glottis