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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


supraglottis  listen  (SOO-pruh-GLAH-tis)

  The upper part of the larynx (voice box), including the epiglottis; the area above the vocal cords.

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Anatomy of the larynx; drawing shows the epiglottis, supraglottis, glottis, subglottis, and vocal cords. Also shown are the tongue, trachea, and esophagus.