A Definition Of Epiglottis
Source: Adapted from the National Institutes of Health

What does the term “epiglottis” mean? The term “epiglottis” refers to the flap of cartilage at the base of the tongue that closes the trachea during swallowing to keep food or liquids from entering the airway. To find out more about this term, please search the news section of this website for related articles and information.