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[sal-pingks] /ˈsæl pɪŋks/
noun, plural salpinges
[sal-pin-jeez] /sælˈpɪn dʒiz/ (Show IPA).
a trumpet-shaped tube, as a Fallopian or Eustachian tube.
Origin of salpinx
1835-45; < Greek: trumpet
Related forms
[sal-pin-jee-uh n] /sælˈpɪn dʒi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • The Greek name for the Fallopian tube is salpinx (salpinx in Greek means tube).


    William J. Robinson
  • An imitation of this wooden torch was undoubtedly the torch-case made of clay or metal in the shape of a salpinx.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
British Dictionary definitions for salpinx


noun (pl) salpinges (sælˈpɪndʒiːz)
(anatomy) another name for Fallopian tube, Eustachian tube
Derived Forms
salpingian (sælˈpɪndʒɪən) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: trumpet
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salpinx in Medicine

salpinx sal·pinx (sāl'pĭngks)
n. pl. sal·pin·ges (sāl-pĭn'jēz)

  1. See fallopian tube.

  2. See eustachian tube.

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