laryngeal inlet

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laryngeal inlet

[TA]
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).

laryngeal inlet

the opening connecting the larynx and pharynx.

la·ryn·ge·al in·let

(lă-rinjē-ăl inlĕt)
[TA] The aperture between the pharynx and larynx, bounded by the superior edges of the epiglottis, the aryepiglottic folds, and the mucosa between the arytenoids.
Synonym(s): aditus laryngis [TA] .
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On direct laryngo-pharyngoscopy under general anesthesia, a large smooth mass in the supraglottic region could be seen obscuring the inlet of the larynx.