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2009-11-24 15:22:14

Work aimed at fighting voice disorders to be presented at Fluid Dynamics Conference in Minneapolis, Nov. 22-24, 2009 When people speak, sing, or shout, they produce sound by pushing air over their vocal folds -- bits of muscle and tissue that manipulate the air flow and vibrate within it. When someone has polyps or some other problem with their vocal folds, the airflow can be altered, affecting the sound production. "Voice disorders affect 30 percent of the general population and up to 60...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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