epiglottis definition

  • noun:
    • The slim flexible cartilaginous structure situated at base of the tongue that folds throughout the glottis to prevent meals and liquid from going into the trachea during work of ingesting.
    • The slim elastic cartilaginous construction positioned within base of the tongue that folds across glottis to avoid meals and liquid from entering the trachea through the act of eating.
    • A cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while meals or drink is passing while meals or beverage is passing through pharynx.
    • A cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while food or drink is moving while food or beverage is driving through the pharynx.
    • A valve-like organ which helps to prevent the entry of drink and food into the larynx during deglutition.
    • A valve-like organ which helps to avoid the entrance of drink and food to the larynx during deglutition.
    • In Polyzoa, just like epistoma.
    • In Polyzoa, identical to epistoma.
    • In entomology, identical to epipharynæ.
    • In entomology, identical to epipharynæ.
    • a flap of cartilage that addresses the windpipe while ingesting
    • a flap of cartilage that addresses the windpipe while swallowing
    • The thin elastic cartilaginous structure located at the base of the tongue that folds on the glottis to stop food and liquid from entering the trachea throughout the work of eating.
    • A cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while food or drink is moving while meals or beverage is driving through pharynx.
    • A valve-like organ that will help to prevent the entry of drink and food into the larynx during deglutition.
    • In Polyzoa, same as epistoma.
    • In entomology, identical to epipharynæ.
    • a flap of cartilage that addresses the windpipe while eating
    • The thin flexible cartilaginous framework located during the base of the tongue that folds within the glottis to avoid food and liquid from entering the trachea during the act of ingesting.
    • A cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while meals or beverage is driving while meals or drink is moving through the pharynx.
    • A valve-like organ that will help to avoid the entry of food and drink in to the larynx during deglutition.
    • In Polyzoa, identical to epistoma.
    • In entomology, same as epipharynæ.
    • a flap of cartilage that addresses the windpipe while eating

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