located lower in the neck; in the female, the larynx remains higher and smaller and the
voice is of a higher pitch.
Figure 1-3. The larynx.
a. Parts and Spaces. The larynx has a vestibule ("entrance hallway") that can
be covered over by the epiglottis. The glottis itself is the hole between the vocal cords.
Through the glottis, air passes from the vestibule into the main chamber of the larynx
(below the cords) and then into the trachea. The skeleton of the larynx is made up of a
series of carti1ages.