HyperDic: epiglottis

English > 1 sense of the word epiglottis:
NOUNbodyepiglottisa flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
English > epiglottis: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing.
Part oftrachea, windpipemembranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
Partstastebud, taste bud, gustatory organAn oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
Broadercartilaginous structurebody structure given shape by cartilage
Spanishepiglotis, lengüeta, lígula
Catalanepiglotis

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