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Epiglottic fold

epiglottic fold n.
Any of the three folds of mucous membrane in the oral cavity that pass between the tongue and the epiglottis.


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    epiglottidectomy ep·i·glot·ti·dec·to·my (ěp’ĭ-glŏt’ĭ-děk’tə-mē) n. Excision of all or a part of the epiglottis.

  • Epiglottis

    [ep-i-glot-is] /ˌɛp ɪˈglɒt ɪs/ noun, plural epiglottises, epiglottides [ep-i-glot-i-deez] /ˌɛp ɪˈglɒt ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a thin, valvelike, cartilaginous structure that covers the glottis during swallowing, preventing the entrance of food and drink into the larynx. /ˌɛpɪˈɡlɒtɪs/ noun (pl) -tises, -tides (-tɪˌdiːz) 1. a thin cartilaginous flap that covers the entrance to the larynx […]

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    epiglottitis ep·i·glot·ti·tis (ěp’ĭ-glŏ-tī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the epiglottis. ep·i·glot·ti·di·tis (-glŏt’i-dī’tĭs)

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