from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tube through which eggs pass from the ovary in egg-laying vertebrates.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The excretory duct of the female genital gland, or female gonaduct; a passage for the ovum or egg from the ovary of an animal: chiefly applied to such a structure in an oviparous animal, not differentiated into Fallopian tube, womb, and vagina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) A tube, or duct, for the passage of ova from the ovary to the exterior of the animal or to the part where further development takes place. In mammals the oviducts are also called Fallopian tubes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy A duct through which an ovum passes from an ovary to the uterus or to the exterior.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus


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