|Fallopian tube (fəˈləʊpɪən)|
|See oviduct either of a pair of slender tubes through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus in female mammalsRelated: oviducal, oviductal|
|Related: oviducal, oviductal|
|[C18: named after Gabriello Fallopio (1523--62), Italian anatomist who first described the tubes]|
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.
|fallopian tube (fə-lō'pē-ən) Pronunciation Key
Either of a pair of long, slender tubes found in female mammals that carry egg cells from the ovaries to the uterus.
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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