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epiglottis

noun [C] uk   /ˌep.ɪˈɡlɒt.ɪs/ us    /-ˈɡlɑː.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
Translations of “epiglottis”
in Chinese (Traditional) (舌頭後部的)會厭…
in Chinese (Simplified) (舌头后部的)会厌…
(Definition of epiglottis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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