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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He was then sent to the Ear, Nose, and Throat Service, where we confirmed that his subcutaneous emphysema could be brought on by Valsalva's maneuver We performed suspension laryngoscopy and detected two orifices of fistular tracts next to the right vallecula and three at the root of the epiglottis. We repaired the injured mucosa and the orifices of the fistulae with absorbable sutures and cauterized the area.
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When the larynx is in view, 3 to 6 ml of 1% lidocaine is sprayed onto the larynx, 3 ml onto the tip of the epiglottis, and 3 ml onto the vocal folds.
Marlborough's seasonal reappearance has been delayed because of an operation to treat a trapped epiglottis.
For example, we read with interest the case by Martin and colleagues (1) reporting a schwannoma of the epiglottis. Although this entity is rarely encountered in the larynx, we questioned the claim made by the authors that this was a first report.
Pressed against the man's epiglottis, the partial dentures had already caused swelling and haemoptysis in the general area, which needed immediate removal.