[yoo-stey-shuh n, -stey-kee-uh n]
a canal extending from the middle ear to the pharynx; auditory canal.
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Origin of Eustachian tube
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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
so called for Italian physician Bartolomeo Eustachio (d.1574), who discovered the passages from the ears to the throat. His name is from Latin Eustachius (see Eustace).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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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