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Medical Term:

laryngeal inlet


Definition: the aperture between the pharynx and larynx, bounded by the superior edges of the epiglottis (anteriorly), the aryepiglottic folds (laterally), and the mucosa between the arytenoids (posteriorly).

Synonym(s): aditus laryngisTA, inlet of larynx, laryngeal aditus, laryngeal aperture

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