epiglottis


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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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The otolaryngologist can also invert the epiglottis during direct laryngoscopy.
The infection leads to cellulitis of the epiglottis, aryepiglottic folds, and surrounding soft tissues (Figure 8), and progresses rapidly within a matter of hours.
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The stylet was advanced slowly and gently until the tip was in the hypopharynx and the epiglottis and the vocal cords could be visualised.