noun (English plural epiglottises; classical plural epiglottides)
- (anatomy) A cartilaginous organ in the throat of terrestrial vertebrates covering the glottis when swallowing to prevent food and liquid from entering the trachea, and in Homo sapiens also a speech organ.
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Etymology: from New Latin, from Greek "epi-" on + "glottis"
- French: épiglotte
- German: Epiglottis
- Spanish: epiglotis
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