oviduct o·vi·duct (ō'vĭ-dŭkt')
See fallopian tube.
|oviduct (ō'vĭ-dŭkt') Pronunciation Key
A tube through which eggs or egg cells (oocytes) are carried to the uterus in mammals or to the outside of the body in other animals. The fallopian tubes are oviducts.
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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