noun. a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing.
- taste bud
- gustatory organ
- cartilaginous structure
Example sentences of the word 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.