Definition of epiglottic in English:

epiglottic

adjective

  • See epiglottis

    • ‘The epiglottic cartilage may be rudimentary, with duplication of the mucosa substituting for cartilage.’
    • ‘Our patient's epiglottic mass consisted of a dense histiocytic infiltrate that contained small, uninucleated yeasts that demonstrated no hyphae or pseudohyphae.’
    • ‘A punch biopsy of the lesion showed tuberculous granulomas within the epiglottic tissue.’
    • ‘The usual response to laryngeal obstruction usually caused by epiglottic or pharyngeal swelling is to sit up and forward.’
    • ‘There are three single cartilages (ie, thyroid, epiglottic, cricoid) and three paired cartilages (ie, arytenoid, cuneiform, corniculate).’

Pronunciation

epiglottic

/ˌɛpɪˈɡlɒtɪk/