[ yoo-stey-shuh n, -stey-kee-uh n ]
/ yuˈsteɪ ʃən, -ˈsteɪ ki ən /
a canal extending from the middle ear to the pharynx; auditory canal.
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British Dictionary definitions for eustachian tube
/ (juːˈsteɪʃən) /
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
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
[ yōō-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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Cultural definitions for eustachian tube
[ (yooh-stay-shuhn, yooh-stay-kee-uhn) ]
notes for Eustachian tube
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