salpinx

[ sal-pingks ]
/ ˈsæl pɪŋks /
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noun, plural sal·pin·ges [sal-pin-jeez] /sælˈpɪn dʒiz/. Anatomy.

a trumpet-shaped tube, as a Fallopian or Eustachian tube.

Nearby words

  1. salpingopharyngeal muscle,
  2. salpingoplasty,
  3. salpingorrhaphy,
  4. salpingostomy,
  5. salpingotomy,
  6. salsa,
  7. salsa verde,
  8. salsify,
  9. salt,
  10. salt away

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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Examples from the Web for salpinx

  • The Greek name for the Fallopian tube is salpinx (salpinx in Greek means tube).

    Woman|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

salpinx

/ (ˈsælpɪŋks) /

noun plural salpinges (sælˈpɪndʒiːz)

anatomy another name for Fallopian tube, Eustachian tube
Derived Formssalpingian (sælˈpɪndʒɪən), adjective

Word Origin for salpinx

C19: from Greek: trumpet

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Medicine definitions for salpinx

salpinx

[ sălpĭngks ]

n. pl. sal•pin•ges (săl-pĭnjēz)

fallopian tube
eustachian tube

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