epiglottic folds

ep·i·glot·tic folds

one of the three folds of mucous membrane passing between the tongue and the epiglottis, lateral glossoepiglottic fold on either side, and median glossoepiglottic fold centrally.
Synonym(s): plicae epiglotticae
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The pedicle of the tumor was attached to the base of the tongue between the median and lateral epiglottic folds (figure 2).
Because our patient's pedicle was located between the median and lateral epiglottic folds, we believe that her tumor might have actually arisen from the thyroglossal duct analage.