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Glottis vs. Epiglottis

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Glottisnoun

(anatomy) The opening between the true vocal cords, located in the larynx.

Epiglottisnoun

(anatomy) A cartilaginous organ in the throat of terrestrial vertebrates covering the glottis when swallowing to prevent food and liquid from entering the trachea, and in Homo sapiens also a speech organ.

Glottisnoun

The opening from the pharynx into the larynx or into the trachea. See Larynx.

Epiglottisnoun

A cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while food or drink is passing while food or drink is passing through the pharynx.

Glottisnoun

the vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated

Epiglottisnoun

a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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Glottisnoun

the part of the larynx consisting of the vocal cords and the opening between them. It affects voice modulation through expansion or contraction.

Epiglottisnoun

a flap of cartilage behind the root of the tongue, which is depressed during swallowing to cover the opening of the windpipe.

Glottis

The glottis is the opening between the vocal folds (the rima glottidis). The glottis is crucial in producing vowels and voiced consonants.

Epiglottis

The epiglottis is a leaf-shaped flap in the throat that prevents food from entering the windpipe and the lungs. It stays open during breathing, allowing air into the larynx.

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