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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Ectopic pregnancy is when an egg implants outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. Rachel Wells, Glamour, "What to Expect During a Miscarriage," 28 Oct. 2019 According to Jolie, who had a double mastectomy and later removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her cancer risk, emotional care plays as key a role in women's health as medical care. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Angelina Jolie opens up about mother's cancer in passionate essay," 24 Oct. 2019 Olaparib, which is sold under the brand name Lynparza, is a prescription medication that is already used to treat adults with certain cancers, including ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, and certain types of breast cancer. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Experimental prostate cancer therapy delays disease in 'landmark' trial," 30 Sep. 2019 Ectopic pregnancies can rupture the fallopian tube, leading to hemorrhaging and putting a woman at risk of infection. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "An Ohio abortion bill would define doctors as murderers if they don’t perform a medically impossible procedure," 29 Nov. 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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22 May 2020

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“Fallopian tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallopian%20tube. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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