Definition of laryngeal in English:



  • 1Relating to the larynx.

    ‘the laryngeal artery’
    • ‘Saccular diverticula of the laryngeal ventricle are often reported.’
    • ‘Pancreatic, pulmonary, pleural, laryngeal, adrenal, pericardial, myocardial and lingual leishmaniasis have also been reported.’
    • ‘The hypopnea was accompanied by prominent activity of the laryngeal adductor muscle, an increase in upper airway pressure, and a maintained or elevated absolute lung volume.’
    • ‘Structures include the thyroid gland, aortic arch and great vessels, proximal portions of the vagus and recurrent laryngeal nerves, esophagus and trachea.’
    • ‘Lateral fluoroscopic projection showing contrast material in the valleculas, pyriform sinuses, laryngeal vestibule, and aspiration into the upper trachea’
    1. 1.1Phonetics (of a speech sound) made in the larynx with only the front part of the vocal cords vibrating, giving a very low frequency and producing what is known as ‘creaky voice’
      ‘laryngeal consonants’


Late 18th century: from modern Latin laryngeus ‘relating to the larynx’ + -al.