oviduct

[ 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.

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Origin of oviduct

From the New Latin word ōviductus, dating back to 1830–40. See ovi-, duct

OTHER WORDS FROM oviduct

o·vi·du·cal [oh-vi-doo-kuhl, -dyoo-], /ˌoʊ vɪˈdu kəl, -ˈdyu-/, o·vi·duc·tal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for oviduct

oviduct
/ (ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt, ˈəʊ-) /

noun

the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovaryAlso called (in mammals): Fallopian tube

Derived forms of oviduct

oviducal (ˌɒvɪˈdjuːkəl, ˌəʊ-) or oviductal, adjective
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Medical definitions for oviduct

oviduct
[ ōvĭ-dŭkt′ ]

n.

fallopian tube

Other words from oviduct

o′vi•ductal null adj.
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Scientific definitions for oviduct

oviduct
[ ōvĭ-dŭkt′ ]

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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