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salpinx

[sal-pingks] /ˈsæl pɪŋks/
noun, plural salpinges
[sal-pin-jeez] /sælˈpɪn dʒiz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a trumpet-shaped tube, as a Fallopian or Eustachian tube.
Origin of salpinx
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek: trumpet
Related forms
salpingian
[sal-pin-jee-uh n] /sælˈpɪn dʒi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Historical Examples
  • An imitation of this wooden torch was undoubtedly the torch-case made of clay or metal in the shape of a salpinx.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • The Greek name for the Fallopian tube is salpinx (salpinx in Greek means tube).

    Woman William J. Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for salpinx

salpinx

/ˈsælpɪŋks/
noun (pl) salpinges (sælˈpɪndʒiːz)
1.
(anatomy) another name for Fallopian tube, Eustachian tube
Derived Forms
salpingian (sælˈpɪndʒɪən) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: trumpet
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salpinx in Medicine

salpinx sal·pinx (sāl'pĭngks)
n. pl. sal·pin·ges (sāl-pĭn'jēz)

  1. See fallopian tube.

  2. See eustachian tube.

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