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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.

epiglottis

a thin cartilaginous flap that covers the entrance to the larynx during swallowing, preventing food from entering the trachea
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Anteriorly, it extended up to the epiglottic base in the parapharyngeal space.
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A laryngeal computed tomography (CT) result was reported as possible supraglottic laryngeal carcinoma, with findings of epiglottic widening, narrowing of pre-epiglottic distance, irregularity of aryepiglottic folds, and narrowing of piriform sinuses (figure 3, A).
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