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.
/ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt; ˈəʊ-/
noun
1.
the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary Also called (in mammals) Fallopian tube
n.

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

oviduct o·vi·duct (ō’vĭ-dŭkt’)
n.
See fallopian tube.
o’vi·duc’tal or o’vi·du’cal (-dōō’kəl, -dyōō’-) adj.
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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