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epiglottis
American English: /ˌɛpəˈɡlɑdəs/
British English: /ˌɛpɪˈɡlɒtɪs/

Translation of epiglottis in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • It is particularly important to understand the relationship of the following structures: the epiglottis, arytenoid cartilage, aryepiglottic folds, and cricoid cartilage.
    • The opening for air through the larynx is known as the glottis, and the epiglottis, below and behind the tongue, plays a necessary part in closing off the glottis during swallowing.
    • In some cases, such as when the swollen epiglottis blocks the windpipe, a tracheostomy may be performed.

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