Enos of Brooklyn in 1854 reported absence of the epiglottis without interference with deglutition.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
She watched him sometimes, at the table, when on Sundays he ate the mid-day meal with them; his thin hatchet face, his prominent epiglottis.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Thumb and forefinger bored under the jaw and Mr. Dodd's epiglottis ceased vibrating.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
The windpipe opens downward from the pharynx, but this communication can be shut off by a little plate or lid of cartilage, the epiglottis.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Besides these there is the epiglottis, which from its situation above the glottis acts more or less as a lid.
"The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song" by F. W. Mott
A had all the vocal part of his jaw shot off, and several useful portions of his epiglottis carried away.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 28. July, 1873." by Various
Once in it begins to do light housekeeping on the aforementioned stranger's epiglottis.
"The Silly Syclopedia" by Noah Lott
Epiglottis contracted or swollen.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
They say it took all the mucous membrane off his epiglottis.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
Epiglottis: = epipharynx; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith