Aryepiglottic Folds

Term Category: Anatomy

The Aryepiglottic Folds extend between the arytenoid cartilages and the lateral margins of the epiglottis, aiding in the prevention of aspiration by helping close the larynx during swallowing. A narrowing of this area may increase harmonics in the 2-4 kHz range during phonation, sometimes called the singer’s formant.

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