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[oh-vi-duhkt] /ˈoʊ vɪˌdʌkt/
noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
either of a pair of tubes that transport the ova from the ovary to the exterior, the distal ends of which form the uterus and vagina in higher mammals.
Compare fallopian tube.
Origin of oviduct
From the New Latin word ōviductus, dating back to 1830-40. See ovi-, duct
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[oh-vi-doo-kuh l, -dyoo-] /ˌoʊ vɪˈdu kəl, -ˈdyu-/ (Show IPA),
oviductal, adjective Unabridged
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/ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt; ˈəʊ-/
the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary Also called (in mammals) Fallopian tube
Derived Forms
oviducal (ˌɒvɪˈdjuːkəl; ˌəʊ-), oviductal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for oviduct

1757, from Modern Latin oviductus, from ovi ductus "channel of an egg;" see egg (n.) + duke (n.).

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oviduct in Medicine

oviduct o·vi·duct (ō'vĭ-dŭkt')
See fallopian tube.

o'vi·duc'tal or o'vi·du'cal (-dōō'kəl, -dyōō'-) adj.
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oviduct in Science
A tube through which eggs or egg cells (oocytes) are carried to the uterus in mammals or to the outside of the body in other animals. The fallopian tubes are oviducts.
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