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epiglottis

(ĕp'əglŏt`ĭs): see larynxlarynx
, organ of voice in mammals. Commonly known as the voice box, the larynx is a tubular chamber about 2 in. (5 cm) high, consisting of walls of cartilage bound by ligaments and membranes, and moved by muscles. The human larynx extends from the trachea, or windpipe.
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epiglottis

[‚ep·ə′gläd·əs]
(anatomy)
A flap of elastic cartilage covered by mucous membrane that protects the glottis during swallowing.
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epiglottis

a thin cartilaginous flap that covers the entrance to the larynx during swallowing, preventing food from entering the trachea
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El DDPB se manifiesta como una obstruccion respiratoria aguda durante un ejercicio intenso cuando el borde libre del paladar blando se coloca en una posicion dorsal a la epiglotis [5, 41].
Observe tambien que la epiglotis se mueve impidiendo el paso del bolo alimenticio hacia la laringe.
Marlborough was due to run in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup earlier this month but was ruled out of the Newbury feature when he suffered a trapped epiglotis - a rare throat problem - which needed surgery.