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  1. Fallopianadjective

    Discovered (reputedly) by Fallopius (mainly as in Fallopian tube)


  1. Fallopian

    The fallopian tubes, also known as uterine tubes, oviducts or salpinges (singular salpinx), are paired tubes in the human female that stretch from the uterus to the ovaries. The fallopian tubes are part of the female reproductive system. In other mammals they are only called oviducts.Each tube is a muscular hollow organ that is on average between 10 and 14 cm in length, with an external diameter of 1 cm. It has four described parts: the intramural part, isthmus, ampulla, and infundibulum with associated fimbriae. Each tube has two openings a proximal opening nearest and opening to the uterus, and a distal opening furthest and opening to the abdomen. The fallopian tubes are held in place by the mesosalpinx, a part of the broad ligament mesentery that wraps around the tubes. Another part of the broad ligament, the mesovarium suspends the ovaries in place.An egg cell is transported from an ovary to a fallopian tube where it may be fertilized in the ampulla of the tube. The fallopian tubes are lined with simple columnar epithelium with hairlike extensions called cilia which together with peristaltic contractions from the muscular layer, move the fertilized egg (zygote) along the tube. On its journey to the uterus the zygote undergoes cell divisions that changes it to a blastocyst an early embryo, in readiness for implantation.Almost a third of cases of infertility are caused by fallopian tube pathologies. These include inflammation, and tubal obstructions. A number of tubal pathologies cause damage to the cilia of the tube which can impede movement of the sperm or egg.The name comes from the Italian Catholic priest and anatomist Gabriele Falloppio, for whom other anatomical structures are also named.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fallopianadjective

    pertaining to, or discovered by, Fallopius; as, the Fallopian tubes or oviducts, the ducts or canals which conduct the ova from the ovaries to the uterus

  2. Etymology: [From Fallopius, or Fallopio, a physician of Modena, who died in 1562.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fallopian

    fal-lō′pi-an, adj. denoting two tubes or ducts through which the ova pass from the ovary to the uterus in the human subject. [So called because supposed to have been discovered by the Italian anatomist Fallopius (1523-62).]

Editors Contribution

  1. fallopian

    The name of a tube in the human body.

    The eggs move through the fallopian tubes during a womans monthly ovum cycle.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallopian in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallopian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fallopian in a Sentence

  1. Vaagn Andikyan:

    During the surgery, we removed this gigantic tumor that originated from her left ovary. We removed her left ovary, her left( fallopian) tube, and we removed the affected peritoneal tissue that was adhering to the ovary.

  2. Barbara Hall:

    Women have more to offer this world than just a fallopian tube. Nothing is going to change until you quit looking at us as just sperm receptacles.

  3. Joel Batzofin:

    There are women that produce mucus of a thick viscus quality, and it sticks and lodges in there. The fallopian tube at the uterine end is very narrow and it gets blocked in there, so it’s quite easy to imagine that a course of physical therapy is going to soften this up, dislodge it and clear Clear Passage.

  4. Hunter Handsfield:

    Maybe there's a little discharge, a little itch, it's easy for a woman to think it's a yeast infection and self-treat while the chlamydia is climbing up into her fallopian tubes.

  5. Monica Monfre Scantlebury:

    When I woke up from surgery, she said there was something in my left ovary and that she had removed my left ovary and my fallopian tubes.

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