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oviduct

[oh-vi-duhkt] /ˈoʊ vɪˌdʌkt/
noun, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
either of a pair of tubes that transport the ova from the ovary to the exterior, the distal ends of which form the uterus and vagina in higher mammals.
Compare fallopian tube.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin ōviductus. See ovi-, duct
Related forms
oviducal
[oh-vi-doo-kuh l, -dyoo-] /ˌoʊ vɪˈdu kəl, -ˈdyu-/ (Show IPA),
oviductal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oviductal

oviduct

/ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt; ˈəʊ-/
noun
1.
the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary Also called (in mammals) Fallopian tube
Derived Forms
oviducal (ˌɒvɪˈdjuːkəl; ˌəʊ-), oviductal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for oviductal

oviduct

n.

1757, from Modern Latin oviductus, from ovi ductus "channel of an egg;" see egg (n.) + duke (n.).

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oviductal in Medicine

oviduct o·vi·duct (ō'vĭ-dŭkt')
n.
See fallopian tube.


o'vi·duc'tal or o'vi·du'cal (-dōō'kəl, -dyōō'-) adj.
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oviductal in Science
oviduct
  (ō'vĭ-dŭkt')   
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.
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