Meaning of “epiglottis” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “epiglottis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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epiglottisnoun [ C ]

/ˌep·ɪˈɡlɑt̬·əs/

biology a flat part at the back of the tongue, which closes when you swallow to stop food from entering the tube that air goes down

(Definition of “epiglottis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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