supraglottitis

noun

su·​pra·​glot·​ti·​tis -(ˌ)glä-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce supraglottitis (audio)
: epiglottitis that is not confined to the epiglottis but that extends to other structures (as the pharynx, uvula, base of the tongue, aryepiglottic folds, or false vocal cords)

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“Supraglottitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/supraglottitis. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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