[ 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 word ōviductus, dating back to 1830–40. See ovi-, duct

Related forms

o·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


/ (ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt, ˈəʊ-) /


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

Derived Forms

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


[ ōvĭ-dŭkt′ ]


fallopian tube

Related forms

o′vi•ductal null adj.
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Science definitions for 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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