Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 10 - Assess - Page 215: 3



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The epiglottis is a flap of tissue in the throat that covers the trachea to prevent food from going down the trachea. When we eat or drink, the larynx moves up to meet the epiglottis, thus forming a barrier to food or liquids entering the respiratory tract.
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