epiglottis

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a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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The present study reveals the Mesenchymal condensation for Arytenoid cartilages and epiglottic cartilages at 16 weeks of intrauterine life which is supported by the findings of Meena Negi and Chandrama Anand (1987) (6).
The Mesenchymal condensation of arytenoids and epiglottic cartilages is seen at 16 weeks of gestation which starts chondrification at 12 weeks and 19 weeks of gestation respectively.