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Epiglottis: The flap that covers the trachea during swallowing so that food does not enter the lungs.
Source: National Institute of Health
Epiglottis: a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
Source: WordNet 2.1
Epiglottis : cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while food or drink is passing through the pharynx.
Epiglottis : Thin leaf-shaped cartilage, covered with mucous membrane, at the root of the tongue, which folds back over the entrance to the larynx, covering it, during the act of swallowing.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
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Organ types: Throat (44)
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