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Descriptions of Epiglottis

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.
Source: CRISP

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)

Summary Information: Epiglottis

Epiglottis: Flap at top of throat preventing food getting into the respiratory system.

Condition count: 2 ; see list below.

Organ types: Throat (44)

Related organs: neck (43), throat (44), larynx (8)

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Epiglottis: Related Topics

Diseases List for Epiglottis:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Epiglottis' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


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