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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Greek
Origin: glotta 'tongue'

glottis

noun
     
Related topics: Human
glot‧tis [countable] technical
the space between your vocal cords which helps to make the sound of your voice. When this space is opened and closed, the movement produces a sound
glottal adjective

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