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supraglottitis

Pronunciation: su'pra-glo-ti'tis

Definition: An infectious inflammation and swelling of the laryngeal tissue above the glottis, especially of the epiglottis, which becomes red and spheric leading to upper airway obstruction.

See: epiglottitis

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