Definition, synonyms and picture of epiglottis

epiglottis

n. epiglottis

Translation: epiglotis

Definition of epiglottis in English

Cartilaginous structure that blocks the entrance to the trachea during swallowing, preventing the bolus from passing into it.

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Definition of epiglottis in Spanish

Estructura cartilaginosa, cuya función principal es obstruir la entrada a la tráquea durante la deglución y así evitar que el bolo alimenticio pase a esta.

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