uzbalsenis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From uz- (on, over) +‎ balss (voice) +‎ -enis, i.e., that which is above the balsene (larynx), clearly a calque of New Latin epiglottis, from Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí, upon, over) and γλῶττα, γλῶσσα (glôtta, glôssa, tongue) (with a masculine ending).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

uzbalsenis m (2nd declension)

  1. (anatomy) epiglottis (moving organ that separates the trachea from the oesophagus)

Declension[edit]