[ sal-pingks ]
/ ˈsæl pɪŋks /

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

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

Origin of salpinx

1835–45; < Greek: trumpet

Related forms

sal·pin·gi·an [sal-pin-jee-uh n] /sælˈpɪn dʒi ən/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


/ (ˈsælpɪŋks) /

noun plural salpinges (sælˈpɪndʒiːz)

anatomy another name for Fallopian tube, Eustachian tube

Derived Forms

salpingian (sælˈpɪndʒɪən), adjective

Word Origin for salpinx

C19: from Greek: trumpet
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Medicine definitions for salpinx


[ sălpĭngks ]

n. pl. sal•pin•ges (săl-pĭnjēz)

fallopian tube
eustachian tube
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