fallopian tube

noun, often capitalized F
fal·​lo·​pi·​an tube | \ fə-ˈlō-pē-ən- How to pronounce fallopian tube (audio) \

Definition of fallopian tube

: either of the pair of tubes that carry the egg from the ovary to the uterus

Examples of fallopian tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube, an egg can also implant in the cervix, abdominal cavity, ovary, or even the scar from a cesarean section. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 10 May 2022 Ninety-six percent of ectopic pregnancies are found in the fallopian tube; the ovary and the abdominal cavity are other possible sites. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 6 May 2022 During surgery, doctors attempted to remove the ovary as well as her right fallopian tube, her appendix, endometriomas and endometriosis. Lucia Osborne-crowley, refinery29.com, 3 Apr. 2022 During surgery, doctors attempted to remove the ovary as well as her right fallopian tube, her appendix, endometriomas and endometriosis. Lucia Osborne-crowley, refinery29.com, 25 Mar. 2022 For those unfamiliar, an ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus (most often, in the fallopian tube). Emma Specter, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2022 An ectopic pregnancy often occurs in a fallopian tube, where eggs are carried from the ovaries to the uterus, according to the Mayo Clinic. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 11 Mar. 2022 But postponing treatment can lead to other issues like fallopian tube scarring and diminished egg quality, says Dr. Eyvazzadeh. Suzannah Weis, SELF, 21 July 2021 An ectopic pregnancy, also called extrauterine pregnancy, is when a fertilized egg grows outside a woman's uterus, usually in a fallopian tube. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, 2 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fallopian tube

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fallopian tube

Gabriel Fallopius †1562 Italian anatomist

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23 May 2022

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“Fallopian tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallopian%20tube. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for fallopian tube

fallopian tube

noun, often capitalized F

Medical Definition of fallopian tube

: either of the pair of tubes that carry the eggs from the ovary to the uterus

called also uterine tube

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