1. epiglottis

noun. a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing.


  • trachea
  • windpipe
  • taste bud
  • gustatory organ
  • cartilaginous structure

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Sentences with epiglottis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes, when a child is unused to solid food, or too active to be eating, food and air can be taken in at the same time and the epiglottis is unable to function.