fallopian tube
noun Usage: often capitalized F Etymology: Gabriel Fallopius died 1562 Italian anatomist Date: circa 1696 either of the pair of tubes that carry the egg from the ovary to the uterus

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  • Fallopian tube — 1706, from Latinized form of the name of Gabriello Fallopio (1523 1562), Italian anatomist who first described them …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fallopian tube — ► NOUN Anatomy ▪ (in a female mammal) either of a pair of tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus. ORIGIN named after the Italian anatomist Gabriello Fallopio (1523 62) …   English terms dictionary

  • fallopian tube — [fə lō′pē ən] n. [after Gabriel Fallopius (L form of Gabriello Fallopio), 1523 62, It anatomist] [also F t ] either of two slender tubes that carry ova from the ovaries to the uterus …   English World dictionary

  • fallopian tube — /feuh loh pee euhn/ one 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; the oviduct of higher mammals. Also,… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fallopian tube — oviduct, uterine tube either of a pair of tubes that conduct ova (egg cells) from the ovary to the uterus (see reproductive system). The ovarian end opens into the abdominal cavity via a funnel shaped structure with finger like projections… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fallopian tube — A slender tube through which eggs pass from an ovary to the uterus. In the female reproductive tract, there is one ovary and one fallopian tube on each side of the uterus …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • fallopian tube — /fəˈloʊpiən tjub/ (say fuh lohpeeuhn tyoohb) noun one of the uterine tubes, a pair of slender oviducts leading from the ovaries to the uterus, for transport and fertilisation of ova. Also, Fallopian tube. {named after Gabriello Fallopio, 1523–62 …   Australian English 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

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