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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Located in or adjoining the bony and cartilaginous tube connecting the cavity of the middle ear with the nasopharynx and serving to equalize air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane.

Usage examples (34)
  • Most of the time, the eustachian tube allows air to flow into the middle ear.
  • They can hear little during the first 24 hours until air enters the eustachian tubes.
  • Amusing typo of the day 'station tube'.... er that should be eustachian tube, methinks.
  • LISTEN TO THE MIDDLE EARThe shape and position of their eustachian tubes make infants vulnerable to ear infections. for more
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