Eustachian tube

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Eustachian tube numbered 12.

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Named after the Italian scientist B. Eustachio

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Eustachian tube (plural Eustachian tubes)

  1. (anatomy) In humans and other land vertebrates, a tube that links the nasopharynx to the cavity of the middle ear to allow the equalization of the pressure on both sides of the eardrum.

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