Human Biology, 14 Edition

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

Chapter 9 - Assess - Page 194: 5



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The epiglottis is a flap of tissue in the throat region that covers the trachea when a person swallows. This prevents food and liquids from entering the trachea and traveling down the respiratory tract during eating or drinking.
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