Supraglottis
: The upper part of the larynx, including the epiglottis; the area above the vocal cords.

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n.
that part of the larynx that lies above the vocal folds and includes the epiglottis.

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su·pra·glot·tis (soo″prə-glotґis) the area of the pharynx above the glottis as far as the epiglottis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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