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General Anatomy > Respiratory system > Larynx > Epiglottis > Preepiglottic fat body



The lower part of the anterior surface of the epiglottis lies behind the hyoid bone, the hyothyroid membrane, and upper part of the thyroid cartilage, but is separated from these structures by a mass of fatty tissue: the preepiglottic fat body.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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