Eustachian tube

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eu·sta·chian tube

or Eu·sta·chian tube  (yo͞o-stā′shən, -shē-ən, -kē-ən)
n. Anatomy
A slender tube that connects the tympanic cavity with the nasal part of the pharynx and serves to equalize air pressure on either side of the eardrum.

[After Bartolomeo Eustachio.]
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Eustachian tube

(juːˈsteɪʃən)
n
(Anatomy) a tube that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizes the pressure between the two sides of the eardrum
[C18: named after Bartolomeo Eustachio, 16th-century Italian anatomist]
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Eu•sta′chian tube`

(yuˈsteɪ ʃən, -ˈsteɪ ki ən)
n.
(often l.c.) a canal extending from the middle ear to the pharynx.
[1735–45; after B. Eustachio; see -an1]
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eu·sta·chian tube

(yo͞o-stā′shən)
A slender tube that connects the middle ear with the upper part of the pharynx, serving to equalize air pressure on either side of the eardrum.
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eustachian tube

(or auditory tube) A tube between the middle ear and the throat. It helps to equalize air pressure.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eustachian tube - either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynxEustachian tube - either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum
salpinx - a tube in the uterus or the ear
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
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Translations

Eustachian tube

[juːˌsteɪʃənˈtjuːb] Ntrompa f de Eustaquio
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Eustachian tube

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Eustachian tube

[juːˈsteɪʃnˈtjuːb] ntromba di Eustachio
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Eustachian tube

n. trompa de Eustaquio, parte del conducto auditivo.
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Eustachian tube

n trompa de Eustaquio
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References in periodicals archive ?
Maxillary constriction combined with malfunction of the auditory tubes may cause a negative middle-ear pressure.
* A study suggested that sacs bulging from a horse's auditory tubes keep the animal's brain from overheating during exercise (157: 69).
27 NATURE, Baptiste and Canadian colleagues propose new evidence for one of the more novel notions of what horses use instead of a rete: guttural pouches, or lumpy sacs of auditory tubes around the internal carotid arteries.