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(Science: anatomy) a cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while food or drink is passing while food or drink is passing through the pharynx.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; upon _, tongue. See glottis.

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Theories - Origin of Life

... versatile. We have only to examine the taste and vocal abilities of the two to appreciate that one is more sophisticated than the other. The epiglottis is the flap of cartilage located at the opening to the larynx. During swallowing , the larynx closes to prevent swallowed material from entering ...

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by scottie
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
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Fine detail around the digestion and airway channel

... goes up the esophagus, it won't. That is because when you throw up, your brain sends out a complete systematic approach, of which consists of the epiglottis closing the airway until reverse peristalsis (reverse movement) of the esophagus is completed. As for its anatomy, both, stomach and esophagus, ...

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by Tranc3r
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fine detail around the digestion and airway channel
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

What is the function of the following tisues in the lungs?

... from above=elastic fibers in the brochi and aveoli inhale =exhale- Elastic cartiladge- elastic fibers in elastic cartiladge matrix (external ear-epiglottis-auditory canal ...functions support-distortion w/o damage elastic fibers seem to be just about could go on but your proberly bored by now ...

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by biolass
Fri May 04, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What is the function of the following tisues in the lungs?
Replies: 3
Views: 18376


The pallatine area is more sensitive to sour and bitter tastes and less senzitive to sweet and salty. the pharynx and epiglottis are equally senzitive to all tastes As for why are the taste buds lcoated in specialised areas... I really have no idea why they evolved that way. sorry... ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: tongue..
Replies: 11
Views: 4935

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