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fallopian tube

[fuh-loh-pee-uh n] /fəˈloʊ pi ən/
one of a pair of long, slender ducts in the female abdomen that transport ova from the ovary to the uterus and, in fertilization, transport sperm cells from the uterus to the released ova; the oviduct of higher mammals.
Also, Fallopian tube.
1700-10; named after Gabriello Fallopio (died 1562), Italian anatomist; see -ian Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fallopian tube

Fallopian tube

either of a pair of slender tubes through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus in female mammals See oviduct related adjectives oviducal oviductal
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C18: named after Gabriello Fallopio (1523–62), Italian anatomist who first described the tubes
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Word Origin and History for fallopian tube
Fallopian tube
1706, from Gabriello Fallopio (1523-1562), It. anatomist who first described them.
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fallopian tube in Medicine

fallopian tube or Fallopian tube
Either of a pair of slender tubes from each ovary to the side of the fundus of the uterus, through which the ova pass. Also called gonaduct, oviduct, salpinx, uterine tube.

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fallopian tube in Science
fallopian tube
Either of a pair of long, slender tubes found in female mammals that carry egg cells from the ovaries to the uterus.
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Encyclopedia Article for fallopian tube

either of a pair of long narrow ducts located in the human female abdominal cavity that transport the male sperm cells to the egg, provide a suitable environment for fertilization, and transport the egg from the ovary, where it is produced, to the central channel (lumen) of the uterus.

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