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Fallopio Fal·lo·pi·o (fə-lō'pē-ō, fä-lôp'yô), Gabriele. 1523-1562.

Italian anatomist noted for his studies of the human reproductive system. The Fallopian tubes are named for him.

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  • They are named after Fallopius or fallopio, an Italian anatomist of the sixteenth century, who first recognized their functions.

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