||It has been suggested that Histology of the vocal folds be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since January 2014.|
Laryngoscopic view of the vocal folds.
|Precursor||Sixth pharyngeal arch|
The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords or voice reeds, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally, from back to front, across the larynx. They vibrate, modulating the flow of air being expelled from the lungs during phonation.