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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Laringe eléctrica

Electrolarynx (ee-LEK-troh-LAYR-inx)
A battery-operated device that makes a humming sound. It is used to help a person talk after removal of the larynx (voice box).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.