Pronunciation ˈlærɪŋks

Commonly called the voice box. An organ made of cartilage, muscle and connective tissue. It is situated at the lower end of the pharynx and is suspended from the hyoid bone by a system of muscles. Immediately below the larynx and continuous with it is the trachea or windpipe. The main cartilages of the larynx are the thyroid, cricoid and arytenoids. The vocal folds are housed with in the larynx, attached at the rear to the arytenoids and at the front to the inner surface of the apex of the thyroid.

Mid-sagittal section of the larynx
(The front is to the right)