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

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