oviduct

[ 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

1
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
  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

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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