- (anatomy) Pertaining to, or connected with, the epiglottis.
Variant of epiglottis
the thin, triangular, lidlike piece of cartilage that folds back over the opening of the windpipe during swallowing, thus preventing food, etc. from entering the lungs
Origin of epiglottisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek epiglōttis: see epi- and amp; glottis