Glossoepiglottic folds

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Glossoepiglottic folds
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Sagittal section of the larynx and upper part of the trachea.
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LatinPlica glossoepiglottica
TAA05.3.01.021
A05.3.01.022
FMA55038
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 page 1075 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)