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esophageal speech

a type of phonation, not involving the larynx, in which the air supply originates in the narrow upper portion of the esophagus, with the pharyngoesophageal segment (the sphincterlike muscle at the junction of the laryngopharynx and the esophagus) acting as a neoglottis (vibratory apparatus). Compare buccal speech.

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test interpretation

the clinical, educational, vocational, or other practical inferences given to a particular test result. Such conclusions are typically drawn by an expert in testing or by suitable computer software.