cartilaginous tube

a duct with cartilaginous walls
Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel
Hyponyms: ↑bronchus, ↑bronchial tube, ↑trachea, ↑windpipe

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  • cartilaginous part of auditory tube — pars cartilaginea tubae auditivae …   Medical dictionary

  • Eustachian tube — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx. The function of the Eustachian tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis… …   Medical dictionary

  • eustachian tube — noun Usage: often capitalized E Etymology: Bartolommeo Eustachio Date: 1741 a bony and cartilaginous tube connecting the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizing air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane called also auditory tube… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bronchial tube — noun either of the two main branches of the trachea • Syn: ↑bronchus • Derivationally related forms: ↑bronchial (for: ↑bronchus) • Hypernyms: ↑cartilaginous tube …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eustachian tube — /yooh stay sheuhn, stay kee euhn/, Anat. a canal extending from the middle ear to the pharynx; auditory canal. See diag. under ear1. [1735 45; named after EUSTACHIO; see AN] * * * ▪ anatomy also called  Auditory Tube,         tube that extends… …   Universalium

  • Bony part of pharyngotympanic tube — View of the inner wall of the tympanum External and middle ear, op …   Wikipedia

  • Sulcus for auditory tube — Infobox Bone Name = PAGENAME Latin = s. tubae auditoriae, s. tubae auditivae GraySubject = 35 GrayPage = 150 Caption = Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = s 28 DorlandsSuf = 12770193 The lateral half of the great …   Wikipedia

  • regeneration — /ri jen euh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. act of regenerating; state of being regenerated. 2. Electronics. a feedback process in which energy from the output of an amplifier is fed back to the grid circuit to reinforce the input. 3. Biol. the restoration or …   Universalium

  • epithelial duct — noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance the tear duct was obstructed the alimentary canal poison is released through a channel in the snake s fangs • Syn: ↑duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • …   Useful english dictionary

  • trachea — noun /ˈtreikiə/ A thin walled, cartilaginous tube connecting the larynx to the bronchi; the windpipe Syn: windpipe …   Wiktionary

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