[ UK /ˌɛpɪɡlˈɒtiz/ ]
  1. a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
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How To Use epiglottis In A Sentence

  • Between the anterior surface of the epiglottis and the posterior surface of the tongue are the vallecular fossae separated by a glossoepiglottic fold.
  • Proceed with the curved blade into the vallecula or straight over the epiglottis with the straight blade.
  • Elastic cartilage is found in the external ear, auditory tube, epiglottis, and corniculate and cuneiform cartilages of the larynx.
  • The cartilages are the (1) epiglottis, (2) thyroid, cricoid, arytenoid, the two small, unimportant cornicula laryngis, or cartilages of Voice Production in Singing and Speaking Based on Scientific Principles (Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged)
  • The epiglottis is a flap of muscular tissue that closes off the entry to your voice box when you swallow.
  • It is particularly important to understand the relationship of the following structures: the epiglottis, arytenoid cartilage, aryepiglottic folds, and cricoid cartilage.
  • The patient's symptoms and a cherry-red swollen epiglottis, which was seen during intubation and a neck CT (which was done later) confirmed the diagnosis of acute epiglottitis .
  • Some afferent fibres from the epiglottis, palate and pharynx also reach the brainstem via the vagus nerve.
  • The epiglottis is a flap-like cartilage connected to the thyroid cartilage.
  • Other diagnoses of similar symptoms might be croup, a foreign object in the throat, or other non-serious causes of swelling of the epiglottis.
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