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Eustachian tube

[ yoo-stey-shuhn, -stey-kee-uhn ]
/ yuˈsteɪ ʃən, -ˈsteɪ ki ən /
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noun Anatomy.
a canal extending from the middle ear to the pharynx; auditory canal.
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Origin of Eustachian tube

1735–45; named after Eustachio; see -an

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British Dictionary definitions for Eustachian tube

Eustachian tube
/ (juːˈsteɪʃən) /

noun
a tube that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizes the pressure between the two sides of the eardrum

Word Origin for Eustachian tube

C18: named after Bartolomeo Eustachio, 16th-century Italian anatomist
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Medical definitions for Eustachian tube

eustachian tube

n.
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.auditory tube salpinx
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Scientific definitions for Eustachian tube

eustachian tube
[ yōō-stāshən ]

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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Cultural definitions for Eustachian tube

Eustachian tube
[ (yooh-stay-shuhn, yooh-stay-kee-uhn) ]

A tube made up of bone and cartilage that connects the middle ear to the back of the mouth.

notes for Eustachian tube

Swallowing during airplane takeoffs and landings allows air to move through the Eustachian tube to equalize pressure across the eardrum, causing the ears to “pop.”
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