Larynx vs Laryngopharynx - What's the difference?

larynx | laryngopharynx |


As nouns the difference between larynx and laryngopharynx

is that larynx is an organ of the neck of mammals involved in breath control, protection of the trachea and sound production, housing the vocal cords, and that is situated at the point where the upper tract splits into the trachea and the oesophagus/esophagus while laryngopharynx is (anatomy) the part of the pharynx below and behind the larynx.

larynx

English

(wikipedia larynx)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • An organ of the neck of mammals involved in breath control, protection of the trachea and sound production, housing the vocal cords, and that is situated at the point where the upper tract splits into the trachea and the oesophagus/esophagus.
  • Synonyms

    * voice box (informal)

    Derived terms

    * laryngal * laryngeal * laryngeal cancer * laryngectomy * laryngitis * laryngological * laryngologist * laryngology

    See also

    * pharynx * (wikipedia "larynx") * (commonslite) ----

    laryngopharynx

    English

    Noun

    (laryngopharynges)
  • (anatomy) The part of the pharynx below and behind the larynx
  • Synonyms

    * hypopharynx