common oviduct
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In female genitalia, the ectodermal part of the oviduct, from fusion of paired oviducts to gonopore; oviductus communis; medium oviduct.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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