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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.]

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]

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]

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.

eustachian tube

(or auditory tube) A tube between the middle ear and the throat. It helps to equalize air pressure.
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
Translations

Eustachian tube

[juːˌsteɪʃənˈtjuːb] Ntrompa f de Eustaquio

Eustachian tube

Eustachian tube

[juːˈsteɪʃnˈtjuːb] ntromba di Eustachio

Eustachian tube

n. trompa de Eustaquio, parte del conducto auditivo.

Eustachian tube

n trompa de Eustaquio
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