ostium pharyngeum


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ostium

 [os´te-um] (L.)
an opening or orifice. adj., adj os´tial.
ostium abdomina´le the fimbriated end of the fallopian tube.
ostium cardi´acum the orifice between the esophagus and the stomach.
coronary ostium either of the two openings in the aortic sinuses that mark the origins of the left and right coronary arteries.
ostium inter´num ostium uterinum tubae.
ostium pharyn´geum the nasopharyngeal end of the eustachian tube.
ostium pri´mum an opening in the lower portion of the membrane dividing the embryonic heart into right and left sides. See also atrial septal defect and congenital heart defect.
ostium secun´dum an opening in the upper portion of the membrane dividing the embryonic heart into right and left sides, appearing later than the ostium primum. See also atrial septal defect and congenital heart defect.)
tympanic ostium (ostium tympa´nicum) the opening of the eustachian tube on the carotid wall of the tympanic cavity.
ostium u´teri the external opening of the cervix of the uterus into the vagina.
ostium uteri´num tu´bae the uterine end of the fallopian tube; the point where the cavity of the tube becomes continuous with that of the uterus.
ostium vagi´nae the external orifice of the vagina.

ostium pharyngeum

The pharyngeal opening of the auditory (eustachian) tube.
See also: ostium

ostium

pl. ostia [L.] a mouth or orifice; a general term to designate an opening into a tubular organ, or between two distinct body cavities. The names of most ostia are self-defining.

ostium abdominale
the fimbriated end of the uterine tube.
ostium cardiacum
the opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
coronary ostium
either of the two openings in the aortic sinuses which mark the origin of the (left and right) coronary arteries.
ostium ejaculatorium
the common orifice of the ductus deferens and the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle into the urethra.
ostium internum
ostium uterinum tubae.
ostium pharyngeum
the nasopharyngeal end of the auditory tube.
ostium primum
an opening in the lower portion of the membrane dividing the embryonic atria into right and left sides. Called also foramen primum. See also atrial septal defect.
ostium pulmonary vein
the opening of the pulmonary vein into the left atrium.
ostium ruminoreticulare
the opening between the rumen and the reticulum.
ostium secundum
an opening in the upper portion of the membrane dividing the embryonic atria into right and left sides, appearing later than the ostium primum. Called also foramen secundum. See also atrial septal defect.
tympanic ostium, ostium tympanicum
the opening of the auditory tube on the carotid wall of the tympanic cavity.
ostium uteri
the external opening of the cervix of the uterus into the vagina.
ostium uterinum tubae
the point where the cavity of the uterine tube becomes continuous with that of the uterus.
ostium vaginae
the external orifice of the vagina.