epiglottis

(eh-pih-GLAH-tis)

The flap that covers the trachea during swallowing so that food does not enter the lungs.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "epiglottis"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "epiglotis"

Colgajo que cubre la trĂ¡quea mientras se traga para evitar que los alimentos entren a los pulmones.