Origin of salpinx

1835–45; < Greek: trumpet
Related formssal·pin·gi·an [sal-pin-jee-uh n] /sælˈpɪn dʒi ən/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for salpinx

Historical Examples of salpinx

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for salpinx


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

Word Origin for salpinx

C19: from Greek: trumpet
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salpinx in Medicine


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