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fallopian tube

or Fallo·pian tube

[ fuh-loh-pee-uhn ]
/ fəˈloʊ pi ən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of fallopian tube

1700–10; named after Gabriello Fallopio (died 1562), Italian anatomist; see -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for fallopian tube

Fallopian tube
/ (fəˈləʊpɪən) /

noun
either of a pair of slender tubes through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus in female mammalsSee oviduct Related adjectives: oviducal, oviductal

Word Origin for Fallopian tube

C18: named after Gabriello Fallopio (1523–62), Italian anatomist who first described the tubes
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Scientific definitions for fallopian tube

fallopian tube
[ fə-lōpē-ən ]

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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