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oviduct

[oh-vi-duhkt]
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noun Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. 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
Related formso·vi·du·cal [oh-vi-doo-kuh l, -dyoo-] /ˌoʊ vɪˈdu kəl, -ˈdyu-/, o·vi·duc·tal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for oviduct

Historical Examples

  • In the female the right egg-gland and egg-duct or oviduct are wanting.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg

  • It becomes in fact the oviduct in the female and atrophies in the male.

  • In the Anura the eggs are fertilized as they leave the oviduct.

  • And the structure of the egg carries us back to the oviduct of the parent-fowl.

    Omphalos

    Philip Henry Gosse

  • When a yolk is full-grown it drops into the funnel-shaped mouth of the oviduct.

    Our Domestic Birds

    John H. Robinson


British Dictionary definitions for oviduct

oviduct

noun
  1. the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovaryAlso called (in mammals): Fallopian tube
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Derived Formsoviducal (ˌɒvɪˈdjuːkəl, ˌəʊ-) or oviductal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for oviduct

n.

1757, from Modern Latin oviductus, from ovi ductus "channel of an egg;" see egg (n.) + duke (n.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

oviduct in Medicine

oviduct

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Related formso′vi•ductal null adj.

oviduct in Science

oviduct

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