fallopian tube

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noun, often capitalized F fal·lo·pi·an tube \fə-ˈlō-pē-ən-\

Definition of fallopian tube

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

Origin and Etymology of fallopian tube

Gabriel Fallopius †1562 Italian anatomist


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fallopian tube

noun , often capitalized F fal·lo·pi·an tube

Medical Definition of fallopian tube

  1. :  either of the pair of tubes that carry the eggs from the ovary to the uterus—called also uterine tube

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