from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as epiglottis.


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  • Yuk. Sounds as though something got stuck in the ol' esophagus.

    February 16, 2007

  • Anglicized form of epiglottis. Derived from Old French, epiglote. Usage: 1594, T. B. tr. La Primaud. Fr. Acad. II. 107: "Another little instrument, called to a little tongue."

    February 15, 2007