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Term:larynx morphology trait
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Accession:VT:0002249 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the shape, structure, color, or pattern of the most superior portion of the respiratory tract, between the pharynx and the trachea.
Comment:the larynx is specialized for vocalization and is bounded above by the pharynx and oral cavity, and below byt the first tracheal ring

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      respiratory system trait 12
        respiratory system morphology trait 0
          larynx morphology trait 0
            glottis morphology trait 0
            laryngeal cartilage morphology trait + 0
            laryngeal mucosa morphology trait + 0
            laryngeal muscle morphology trait 0
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