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.

Nearby words

  1. aryan,
  2. aryanize,
  3. aryballos,
  4. aryballus,
  5. aryepiglottic,
  6. aryepiglottic muscle,
  7. aryl,
  8. aryl group,
  9. arylamine,
  10. arylate


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