[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.
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.
[aw-vye-th aw] /ɔˈvyɛ ðɔ/ noun 1. a city in NW Spain. /Spanish oˈβjeðo/ noun 1. a city in NW Spain: capital of Asturias from 810 until 1002; centre of a coal- and iron-mining area. Pop: 207 699 (2003 est)
[oh-vif-er-uh s] /oʊˈvɪf ər əs/ adjective, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. bearing eggs. /əʊˈvɪfərəs/ adjective 1. (zoology) carrying or producing eggs or ova: the oviferous legs of certain spiders oviferous o·vif·er·ous (ō-vĭf’ər-əs) adj. Bearing or producing ova.
[oh-vuh-fawrm] /ˈoʊ vəˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. having a shape resembling that of an egg; egg-shaped; ovoid. /ˈəʊvɪˌfɔːm/ adjective 1. (biology) shaped like an egg adj. “egg-shaped,” 1680s, from ovi-, comb. form of Latin ovus “egg” (see ovum) + forma (see form (n.)). oviform o·vi·form (ō’və-fôrm’) adj. Shaped like an egg; ovoid.
ovigenesis o·vi·gen·e·sis (ō’və-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. See oogenesis. o’vi·ge·net’ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj.