epiglottis

Pronunciation: (eh-pih-GLAH-tis)

The flap that covers the trachea during swallowing so that food does not enter the lungs.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the larynx. The three parts of the larynx are the supraglottis (including the epiglottis), the glottis (including the vocal cords), and the subglottis.Anatomía de la laringe. Las tres partes de la laringe son la supraglotis (incluso la epiglotis), la glotis (incluso las cuerdas vocales) y la subglotis. Date last modified: 2014-10-28