epiglottitis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epiglottitis inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epiglottitis Inflammation of the epiglottis.
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Usage

In literature:

Between the two layers of mucous membrane of which the ary-epiglottic folds are composed are the cartilages of Wrisberg and Santorini.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
FOLDS OF MUCOUS MEMBRANE (ARYTENO-EPIGLOTTIC FOLDS).
"The Mechanism of the Human Voice" by Emil Behnke
However, his epiglottic difficulties vanished as he caught up his cap and dashed out of the house.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
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