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Eustachian tube (n.)

so called for Italian physician Bartolomeo Eustachio (d.1574), who discovered the passages from the ears to the throat. His name is from Latin Eustachius (see Eustace).

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Definitions of Eustachian tube

Eustachian tube (n.)
either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum;
Synonyms: auditory tube
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