tubal tonsil(redirected from eustachian tonsil)
a collection of lymphoid nodules near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube.
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Lymphoid tissue located in the mucous membrane of the tube connecting the middle ear to the nasopharynx.
See also: tonsil
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Eustachio,Bartolommeo E., Italian anatomist, 1524-1574.
eustachian catheter - a catheter used for catheterization of the middle ear through the eustachian tube.
eustachian cushion - a ridge in the nasopharyngeal wall posterior to the opening of the eustachian tube. Synonym(s): torus tubarius
eustachian tonsil - a collection of lymphoid nodules near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube. Synonym(s): tubal tonsil
eustachian tube - a tube leading from the tympanic cavity to the nasopharynx. Synonym(s): auditory tube; tuba eustachiana; tuba eustachii
eustachian tuber - a slight projection from the labyrinthine wall of the middle ear below the fenestra vestibuli (ovalis).
eustachian valve - an endocardial fold extending from the anterior inferior margin of the inferior vena cava to the anterior part of the limbus fossa ovalis. Synonym(s): valve of inferior vena cava
tuba eustachiana - Synonym(s): eustachian tube
tuba eustachii - Synonym(s): eustachian tube
Gerlach,Joseph, German anatomist, 1820-1896.
Gerlach anular tendon - the thickened portion of the circumference of the tympanic membrane that is fixed in the tympanic sulcus. Synonym(s): fibrocartilaginous ring of tympanic membrane
Gerlach tonsil - a collection of lymphoid nodules near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube. Synonym(s): tubal tonsil
Gerlach valve - a fold of mucous membrane, simulating a valve, sometimes found at the origin of the vermiform appendix. Synonym(s): valve of vermiform appendix; valvula processus vermiformis
Gerlach valvula - the network of fibers at the iridocorneal angle between the anterior chamber of the eye and the venous sinus of the sclera. Synonym(s): trabecular reticulum
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