Epiglottis

Epiglottis: A thin leaf-shaped cartilage that is covered with Laryngeal Mucosa and situated posterior to the root of the tongue and Hyoid Bone. During swallowing, the epiglottis folds back over the larynx inlet thus prevents foods from entering the airway.1

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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