aryepiglottic fold

[ăr′ē-ĕp′ĭ-glŏtĭk]

n.

A prominent fold of mucous membrane stretching between the lateral margin of the epiglottis and the arytenoid cartilage on either side to enclose the aryepiglottic muscle.

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