2. The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea.
It consists of a framework of cartilages and elastic membranes housing the vocal folds and the muscles that control the position and tension of these elements.
2. An electronically actuated substitute for the human larynx, designed for people who have lost the use of their vocal cords.
A pulse generator feeds the entire spectrum of voice frequencies into the throat through either a tube inserted into the mouth or with a small loudspeaker held against the throat.
The resulting sound waves in the throat are formed into words essentially by the normal movements of the jaws, the lips, and the tongue.