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epiglottis

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Noun
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ep=i=glot=tis

CIDE DICTIONARY

epiglottisn. [NL., fr. Gr. ; 'epi` upon + , , tongue. See Glottis.].
     A cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while food or drink is passing while food or drink is passing through the pharynx.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

epiglottis, n. Anat. a flap of cartilage at the root of the tongue, which is depressed during swallowing to cover the windpipe.

Derivative
epiglottal adj. epiglottic adj.
Etymology
Gk epiglottis (as EPI-, glotta tongue)

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