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epiglottisnoun [C]

uk   /ˌep.ɪˈɡlɒt.ɪs/ us   /ˌep.əˈɡlɑː.t̬ɪs/ specialized
a small flat part at the back of the tongue that closes when you swallow to prevent food from entering the tube that goes to the lungs
(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)
Translations of “epiglottis”
in Chinese (Simplified) (舌头后部的)会厌…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舌頭後部的)會厭…
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