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glottis

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈɡlɒt.ɪs/ us    /ˈɡlɑː.t̬ɪs/ (plural glottises or glottides) specialized
the thin opening between the vocal cords at the top of the larynx (= the organ in the throat), that is closed by the epiglottis when you swallow
glottal
adjective uk   /ˈɡlɒt.əl/ us    /ˈɡlɑː.t̬əl/
(Definition of glottis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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