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fallopian tube

or Fallopian tube

[fuh-loh-pee-uh n] /fəˈloʊ pi ən/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of fallopian tube
1700-1710
1700-10; named after Gabriello Fallopio (died 1562), Italian anatomist; see -ian
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Fallopian tube

/fəˈləʊpɪən/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
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

n.

1706, from Latinized form of the name of Gabriello Fallopio (1523-1562), Italian anatomist who first described them.

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fallopian tube in Medicine

fallopian tube or Fallopian tube
n.
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
  (fə-lō'pē-ən)   
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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