[ 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.
Origin of oviduct
From the New Latin
dating back to 1830–40.
Related formso·vi·du·cal [oh-vi-doo-kuh l, -dyoo-] /ˌoʊ vɪˈdu kəl, -ˈdyu-/, o·vi·duc·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oviduct
the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovaryAlso called (in mammals): Fallopian tube
Derived Formsoviducal (ˌɒvɪˈdjuːkəl, ˌəʊ-) or 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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Medicine definitions for oviduct
Related formso′vi•duc′tal null adj.
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Science definitions for oviduct
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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