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fəˈloʊ pi ənfal·lop·i·an tube

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  1. Fallopian tube, uterine tube, oviductnoun

    either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus


  1. Fallopian tubenoun

    Either of the two ducts in female mammals through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus.


  1. Fallopian tube

    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.


  1. fallopian tube

    The fallopian tube is a pair of tubes in the female reproductive system that connects the ovaries to the uterus, serving as the pathway for the egg (ovum) to travel during ovulation. This is also where fertilization of the egg by a sperm typically takes place during reproduction.


  1. Fallopian tube

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. fallopian tube

    A type of tube within the body of a female human being or female animal.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallopian tube in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallopian tube in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. 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.

  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. 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.

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