Definitions for fallopian tubefəˈloʊ pi ən
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fal•lo′pi•anfəˈloʊ pi ən(n.)
(or Fal•lo′pi•an ) tube`
either 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.
Category: Biology, Anatomy
Origin of fallopian tube:
1700–10; after Gabriello Fallopio (1523–62), Italian anatomist; see -ian
Fallopian tube, uterine tube, oviduct(noun)
either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
Either of the two ducts in female mammals through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus.
The Fallopian tubes, also known as oviducts, uterine tubes, and salpinges are two very fine tubes lined with ciliated epithelia, leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus, via the utero-tubal junction. In non-mammalian vertebrates, the equivalent structures are the oviducts.
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