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eustachian tube

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Anatomy A slender tube that connects the tympanic cavity with the nasal part of the pharynx and serves to equalize air pressure on either side of the eardrum.

Etymologies

After Bartolomeo Eustachio.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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