Glossoepiglottic folds

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Glossoepiglottic folds
Sagittal section of the larynx and upper part of the trachea.
Latin Plica glossoepiglottica
TA A05.3.01.021
FMA 55038
Anatomical terminology

The anterior or lingual surface of the epiglottis is curved forward, and covered on its upper, free part by mucous membrane which is reflected on to the sides and root of the tongue, forming a median and two lateral glossoepiglottic folds; the lateral folds are partly attached to the wall of the pharynx.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)