epiglottis


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ep·i·glot·tis

 (ĕp′ĭ-glŏt′ĭs)
n. pl. ep·i·glot·tis·es or ep·i·glot·ti·des (-glŏt′ĭ-dēz′)
The thin elastic cartilaginous structure located at the root of the tongue that folds over the glottis to prevent food and liquid from entering the trachea during the act of swallowing.

[Greek epiglōttis : epi-, epi- + glōttis, glottis; see glottis.]

ep′i·glot′tal (-glŏt′l), ep′i·glot′tic (-glŏt′ĭk) adj.

epiglottis

(ˌɛpɪˈɡlɒtɪs)
n, pl -tises or -tides (-tɪˌdiːz)
(Anatomy) a thin cartilaginous flap that covers the entrance to the larynx during swallowing, preventing food from entering the trachea
ˌepiˈglottal, ˌepiˈglottic adj

ep•i•glot•tis

(ˌɛp ɪˈglɒt ɪs)

n., pl. -glot•tis•es, -glot•ti•des (-ˈglɒt ɪˌdiz)
a flap of cartilage behind the tongue that helps close the opening to the windpipe during swallowing.
[1605–15; < Greek epiglōttís; see epi-, glottis]
ep`i•glot′tal, adj.

ep·i·glot·tis

(ĕp′ĭ-glŏt′ĭs)
A thin, triangular plate of cartilage at the base of the tongue that covers the glottis during swallowing to keep food from entering the trachea.

epiglottis

A cartilage flap behind the tongue that is closed during swallowing to stop food entering the larynx.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowingepiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
trachea, windpipe - membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
Translations

epiglottis

[ˌepɪˈglɒtɪs] N (epiglottises or epiglottides (pl)) [ˌepɪˈglɒtɪˌdiːz]epiglotis f inv

epiglottis

nKehldeckel m, → Epiglottis f (spec)

epiglottis

[ˌɛpɪˈglɒtɪs] nepiglottide f

ep·i·glot·tis

n. epiglotis, cartílago que cubre la laringe e impide la entrada de alimentos en la misma durante la deglución.

epiglottis

n epiglotis f
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On laryngoscopy, profuse white plaques were seen covering the entire epiglottis and supraglottic structures with extension down to the glottis (figure).
The leading Gold Cup fancy, who missed the King George VI Chase at Kempton last month after an operation on a trapped epiglottis, worked well under the jockey yesterday morning and Fitzgerald was unable to hide his confidence of a bold showing at Cheltenham.
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On ENT examination, indirect laryngoscopic examination revealed an ulcerative lesion over the epiglottis, arytenoids and interarytenoid area.
In the experimental test (Touch and Read method), the ETT was secured at a depth equal to the distance from the angle of the mouth to the epiglottis tip plus 12.
The sites of mucosal lesions included the soft palate, epiglottis, gingiva, hypopharynx, tongue, nasal cavity, and buccal.
The endoscope was then advanced caudally within the common meatus to reach pharynx, after which rima epiglottis was observed.
Cue Card has looked better than ever following the resolution of a problem with a trapped epiglottis, kicking off with a comfortable success in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby before blowing his rivals away on Merseyside.
Tizzard said: "Cue Card has always been a class act but the operation he had on a trapped epiglottis before the start of the season has really helped him.
He's a different horse since having the operation on his epiglottis and he can win the PS1 million Jockey Club Racecourses bonus for his team for winning their big three chases after impressive victories in the Betfair Chase and King George VI Chase.
Colin Tizzard's charge has bounced back from more than one setback in the past, but appears to be better than ever this term after undergoing surgery on a trapped epiglottis last term.
Cue Card's epiglottis was operated on in February," explains Tizzard.