How to use Glottis in a sentence
There are two vocal cords with a slit between them called the glottis.
Within the glottis is a pair of membranous folds which serve as vocal cords; all the Crocodilia are possessed of a loud, bellowing voice.
The effects of the ingestion of large quantities may be so rapid that death may take place in a couple of hours, owing to collapse, consequent on perforation of the walls of the oesophagus or stomach, or from asphyxia due to swelling of the glottis consequent on some of the acid having entered the larynx.
The larynx is raised, closing the glottis, which is then covered by the epiglottis, preventing food entering the trachea.
It is essentially breathing out against a closed glottis much in the way that you would strain to lift or pass stool.Advertisement
Within the larynx, the glottis (the area containing the vocal cords) is most frequently affected.
This action causes the glottis to contract, and this in turn causes a vibration when the cat inhales and exhales.
The position of the vocal cords and the size of the glottis determine the nature of the sound.
A cough begins with a deep breath in, at which point the opening between the vocal cords at the upper part of the larynx (glottis) shuts, trapping the air in the lungs.
As the diaphragm and other muscles involved in breathing press against the lungs, the glottis suddenly opens, producing an explosive outflow of air at speeds greater than 100 miles (160 km) per hour.Advertisement