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[fuh-loh-pee-uh n] /fəˈloʊ pi ən/

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.
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

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

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
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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