epiglottis : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

  • In eating or drinking the epiglottis, a saddle-shaped piece of cartilage at the root of the tongue, flaps down to cover the larynx and windpipe.
  • In "Never Was a Girl So Fair," a hymn to Miss Devereaux's allure, the pols sing: "What a charming epiglottis! What a lovely coat of tan! Oh, the man who isn't hot is Not a man.
  • Walther fixed an inhalator tube to the baby's nose, slipped the laryngoscope down behind the tongue root, lifted the "clapper valve" (epiglottis) and looked in.
News & Articles

  • Harness Racing: Googoo Gaagaa on the comeback trail
    World record-holder Googoo Gaagaa, who has been on the sidelines since May 11 due to surgery to repair an entrapped epiglottis, returned to the track on Monday morning at Ocean Downs. The Richard Hans trainee qualified in wire-to-wire fashion and tripped the timer in 1:59 2/5.
    Aug. 13, 2013 - Daily Racing Form

  • Henry Cecil in Sportinglife.com
    Connections revealed last Friday that Passage Of Time had been troubled by a small throat abscess, and Cecil added: "I was always a bit worried about the abscess in her epiglottis because they can be a nuisance. It's not bothering her, but they can...
  • Bobby Frankel in ESPN
    We had her operated on for an entrapped epiglottis before she ran for me,said Frankel, who was expected to arrive here Friday from Saratoga. "She ran real good that first time. I was going to run her back in the Long Island at Belmont, but...

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