salpinx

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n salpinx a tube in the uterus or the ear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Salpinx (Old Anat) The Eustachian tube, or the Fallopian tube.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salpinx A Fallopian tube.
    • n salpinx A Eustachian tube, or syrinx.
    • n salpinx [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.
    • n salpinx An ancient Greek military trumpet of metal having a straight, flaring tube. It was used for signals. Compare the Roman tuba (tuba, 4).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Salpinx a Eustachian tube or syrinx
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. , , a trumpet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. salpingx, a trumpet.

Usage

In literature:

The Greek name for the Fallopian tube is salpinx (salpinx in Greek means tube).
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
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