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noun, plural sal·pin·ges [sal-pin-jeez] /sælˈpɪn dʒiz/. Anatomy.
  1. a trumpet-shaped tube, as a Fallopian or Eustachian tube.
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Origin of salpinx

1835–45; < Greek: trumpet
Related formssal·pin·gi·an [sal-pin-jee-uh n] /sælˈpɪn dʒi ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for salpingian


noun plural salpinges (sælˈpɪndʒiːz)
  1. anatomy another name for Fallopian tube, Eustachian tube
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Derived Formssalpingian (sælˈpɪndʒɪən), adjective

Word Origin for salpinx

C19: from Greek: trumpet
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salpingian in Medicine


  1. Relating to a fallopian tube or a eustachian tube.
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n. pl. sal•pin•ges (săl-pĭnjēz)
  1. fallopian tube
  2. eustachian tube
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