Ms. LeBaron: The Human Voice and First Quiz

Oral cavity

mouth, contains teeth and tongue

Vocal cords

Also known as "vocal folds". Folds of tissue within larynx that vibrate and produce sounds


The windpipe; a passage through which air moves in and out of the respiratory system.


A small flap of cartilage that closes over the trachea to prevent food from entering the trachea.


The voice box; located in the top part of the trachea, underneath the epiglottis, contains the vocal cords.


Very top of trachea -- the "mouth" of the windpipe.

hyoid bone

A U-shaped bone in the neck that supports the tongue and covers the larnyx.

frontal sinus

Cavity in the frontal bone of the skull, behind the lower forehead.


A muscular organ that moves food around, assists in swallowing, tastes food (sensory), helps create specific sounds for speech.


A big word that describes the region of the pharynx below the epiglottis that includes the larynx.


The upper throat before the division to esophagus (food passageway) and trachea (air passageway).


A branch of biology that studies body structures, including size, shape, structure, and name. Anatomy may be gross (visible without magnification) or microscopic. Rooted in dissection and visualization. (FORM)


A branch of biology that studies how the body and its parts work or function. More complex than anatomy because chemistry is involved. Studies the mechanical, chemical, and electrical functions of the body. Usually studies living subjects. (FUNCTION)

Adam's Apple

The cartilage surrounding the larynx. It is larger and more prominent in males after puberty and is why men have deeper voices than women.