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Definition of epiglottis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

epiglottis

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɛpəˈɡlɑt̮əs//
 
(anatomy)
 
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a thin piece of tissue behind the tongue that prevents food or drinks from entering the lungs
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: epiglottis