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[oh-vi-duhkt] /ˈoʊ vɪˌdʌkt/

noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
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-/
the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary Also called (in mammals) Fallopian tube

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

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