Fallopian tubes
Oviduct O"vi*duct, n. [Ovum + duct: cf. F. oviducte.] (Anat.) A tube, or duct, for the passage of ova from the ovary to the exterior of the animal or to the part where further development takes place. In mammals the oviducts are also called {Fallopian tubes}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fallopian tubes — plural noun Two tubes or ducts through which the ova pass from the ovary to the uterus, perhaps discovered by him • • • Main Entry: ↑Fallopian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fallopian Tubes —    The anatomist who discovered the function of the tubes that carry ova from the ovaries to the uterus, and for whom the tubes were named, was Gabriel Fallopius (1523 1562). The oviducts found in female mammals, including human beings, is a… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Fallopian tube — Schematic frontal view of female anatomy …   Wikipedia

  • Fallopian tube obstruction — Classification and external resources The presence of a hydrosalpinx by sonography indicates distal tubal obstruction ICD 10 N …   Wikipedia

  • Fallopian — Fal*lo pi*an, a. [From Fallopius, or Fallopio, a physician of Modena, who died in 1562.] (Anat.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fallopian tube cancer — ICD9|221.0 ICDO = Caption = OMIM = OMIM mult = MeshID = D005185 Primary fallopian tube cancer (PFTC), often just tubal cancer, is a malignant neoplasm that originates from the fallopian tube.FrequencyTubal cancer is a relatively rare primary… …   Wikipedia

  • Fallopian tube — One of the two Fallopian tubes that transport the egg from the ovary to the uterus (the womb). In the diagram, the Fallopian tubes are not labeled but are well shown running between the uterus and ovaries. The Fallopian tubes have small hair like …   Medical dictionary

  • Tubes — The tubes are medically known as the Fallopian tubes. There are two Fallopian tubes, one on each side, which transport the egg from the ovary to the uterus (the womb). The Fallopian tubes have small hair like projections called cilia on the cells …   Medical dictionary

  • fallopian tube — [[t]fəlo͟ʊpiən tju͟ːb, AM tu͟ːb[/t]] fallopian tubes N COUNT A woman s fallopian tubes are the two tubes in her body along which eggs pass from her ovaries to her womb …   English dictionary

  • fallopian tube — UK [fəˌləʊpɪən ˈtjuːb] / US [fəˌloʊpɪən ˈtub] noun [countable] Word forms fallopian tube : singular fallopian tube plural fallopian tubes medical one of the two tubes in a woman s body that carry eggs produced in her ovaries to her womb (= the… …   English dictionary

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