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epiglottis (ĕpˌəglŏtˈĭs): see larynx.
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A flap of elastic cartilage covered by mucous membrane that protects the glottis during swallowing.
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a thin cartilaginous flap that covers the entrance to the larynx during swallowing, preventing food from entering the trachea
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