eustachian tube


eu·sta·chian tube

noun, often capitalized E \yü-ˈstā-sh(ē-)ən- also -ˈstā-kē-ən-\

Definition of EUSTACHIAN TUBE

:  a bony and cartilaginous tube connecting the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizing air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane —called also auditory tube — see ear illustration

Origin of EUSTACHIAN TUBE

Bartolommeo Eustachio
First Known Use: 1741

eustachian tube

noun , often capitalized E    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EUSTACHIAN TUBE

: a bony and cartilaginous tube connecting the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizing air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane—called also auditory tube, pharyngotympanic tube

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