supraglottis

Pronunciation: (SOO-pruh-GLAH-tis)

The upper part of the larynx (voice box), including the epiglottis; the area above the vocal cords.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: 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.

Date last modified: 2014-10-28