[ oh-vi-duhkt ]

nounAnatomy, 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.

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


/ (ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt, ˈəʊ-) /

  1. the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary: Also called (in mammals): Fallopian tube

Derived forms of oviduct

  • oviducal (ˌɒvɪˈdjuːkəl, ˌəʊ-) or oviductal, adjective

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Scientific definitions for oviduct


[ ōvĭ-dŭkt′ ]

  1. 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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