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PinYin huì yàn    Simplified 会厌    Traditional 會厭
  1. epiglottis

Chinese meanings
  1. huìyàn
    喉头上前部的树叶状的结构,由会厌软骨和黏膜构成。呼吸或说话时,会厌向上,使喉腔开放;咽东西时,会厌向下,盖住气管,使东西不至进入气管内。(图见‘喉’)

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