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glottis vs. epiglottis

[ glot-is ]
  1. the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal cords.
[ ep-i-glot-is ]
  1. a thin, valvelike, cartilaginous structure that covers the glottis during swallowing, preventing the entrance of food and drink into the larynx.

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