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.
- o·vi·du·cal [oh-vi-doo-kuhl, -dyoo-], /ˌoʊ vɪˈdu kəl, -ˈdyu-/, o·vi·duc·tal, adjective
- Compare fallopian tube.
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How to use oviduct in a sentence
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I shall attempt to give reasons later on for the solid form having been acquired in this particular case of the oviduct.
At about the time when a lumen appears in the oviduct the first traces of the Wolffian duct become visible.
This duct is the Wolffian duct, which thus, together with the oviduct, is formed before the appearance of the external gills.
It is very probable that there is one involution to each segment of the body between the front and hind ends of the oviduct.
In the still later stage than this further proofs are furnished involving the function of the oviduct.
British Dictionary definitions for oviduct
the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary: Also called (in mammals): Fallopian tube
- oviducal (ˌɒvɪˈdjuːkəl, ˌəʊ-) or oviductal, adjective
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Scientific 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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