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Glottis vs. Epiglottis

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  • Glottis (noun)

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

  • Epiglottis (noun)

    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.

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  • Glottis (noun)

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

  • Epiglottis (noun)

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

Oxford Dictionary
  • Glottis (noun)

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

  • Epiglottis (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Glottis (noun)

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

  • Epiglottis (noun)

    a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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