Fallopian-tube definition

fə-lōpē-ən
Either of a pair of slender ducts through which ova pass from the ovary to the uterus in the female reproductive system of humans and other mammals.
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Either of two slender tubes that carry ova from the ovaries to the uterus.
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Either of a pair of slender ducts through which ova pass from the ovary to the uterus in the female reproductive system of humans and other mammals.
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Either of a pair of long, slender tubes found in female mammals that carry egg cells from the ovaries to the uterus.
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(anatomy) Either of the two ducts in female mammals through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fallopian-tube
Plural:
fallopian-tubes

Origin of fallopian-tube

  • After Gabriele Fallopio (1523–1562), Italian anatomist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition