Fallopio

[ fə-lōpē-ō ]
Gabriele 1523-1562

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

Nearby words

  1. fibromyalgia,
  2. fibromyectomy,
  3. fibromyoma,
  4. fibromyositis,
  5. fibromyxoma,
  6. fibroneuroma,
  7. fibropapilloma,
  8. fibroplasia,
  9. fibroreticulate,
  10. fibrosarcoma


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Examples from the Web for fallopio

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