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 Several cancers, including breast, ovarian, fallopian tube, abdominal cavity, prostate, pancreatic, and colon cancers, have been linked to harmful BRCA gene mutations. Korin Miller, Woman's Day, "Why This Breast Cancer Warrior Urges Others With The Disease to Get Genetic Testing," 3 Dec. 2020 Our doctor can’t tell if our fertilized egg has implanted in the uterus or in a fallopian tube (which would be considered an ectopic pregnancy). refinery29.com, "Fertility Diary: 2 Rounds Of IVF & Chronic Endometritis," 30 Nov. 2020 In 2001, the queen's daughter-in-law, Sophie Countess of Wessex, then 36, suffered a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy (when the fetus grows in a fallopian tube outside the womb) and required hours of surgery to terminate the pregnancy. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Duchess Meghan praised for opening up about miscarriage, like several royals before her," 25 Nov. 2020 Hernandez Areu was diagnosed with stage three fallopian tube cancer in May 2017. Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, "Musician Alexis Hernandez Abreu dies at 49," 7 Oct. 2020 Then a fertility doctor removed my other fallopian tube, thinking that was causing the problem. Glamour, "‘I Lost 15 Pregnancies—But Not My Determination to Be a Mom’," 20 Apr. 2020 The causes of infertility can vary from what’s called male factor infertility—which includes problems like poor sperm quality and low quantity—to female factor infertility like blocked or missing fallopian tubes, endometriosis, or fibroids. Minhae Shim Roth, Glamour, "What Is IVF? Your Complete Guide to Understanding the Process," 20 Apr. 2020 If a woman gets the procedure after vaginal childbirth, the doctor will likely make a small incision under the belly button to access to the uterus and fallopian tubes. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "What Is a Tubal Ligation? We Asked an Ob-Gyn," 26 Sep. 2019 Rosa’s fallopian tube had exploded, and three liters of blood — almost two-thirds of her total volume — was gushing into her abdomen. Nina Martin, ProPublica, "The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas," 8 Dec. 2019

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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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“Fallopian tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallopian%20tube. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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