oviduct

noun
ovi·duct | \ˈō-və-ˌdəkt \

Definition of oviduct 

: a tube that allows for the passage of eggs from an ovary

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Other Words from oviduct

oviductal \ˌō-və-ˈdək-tᵊl \ adjective

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But the working theory is that they are forged when ovulation occurs too rapidly or when one yolk catches up with another slow-moving yolk in a hen’s oviduct. Mari Uyehara, Bon Appetit, "Why Do Some Eggs Have Double Yolks? An Investigation.," 27 Mar. 2018 Alternatively, bacteria in the hen's ovary or oviduct can get to the egg before the shell forms around it. Faith Karimi, CNN, "More people sickened as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows," 12 May 2018 Alternatively, bacteria in the hen's ovary or oviduct can get to the egg before the shell forms around it, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on farm linked to egg recall," 19 Apr. 2018 These masses are caused by salpingitis, an inflammation of the chicken's oviduct cause by an infection. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Here's What You Should Do If Your Chicken Lays a Lash Egg," 9 Aug. 2017 These masses are caused by salpingitis, an inflammation of the chicken's oviduct cause by an infection. Jessica Mattern, Country Living, "Here's What You Should Do If Your Chicken Lays a Lash Egg," 9 Aug. 2017 When a bird begins creating an egg, the animal pumps the egg through an oviduct, a passageway of glands like a factory line. Ben Guarino, sacbee.com, "Why are eggs shaped like, well, eggs? Scientists say they’ve figured it out," 22 June 2017 Flight narrows the oviduct, which changes the type of egg a bird can lay. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Why Are Bird Eggs Egg-Shaped? An Eggsplainer," 22 June 2017 The problem is, the female may have mated with other males, who left their sperm packets in her oviduct. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Absurd Creature of the Week: This Ferocious Arachnid Is Death Wrapped in Mystery," 2 Oct. 2015

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First Known Use of oviduct

1672, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oviduct

New Latin oviductus, from ov- + ductus duct

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oviduct

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oviduct

biology : a tube through which eggs pass from the ovary of a female animal

oviduct

noun
ovi·duct | \ˈō-və-ˌdəkt \

Medical Definition of oviduct 

: a tube that allows for the passage of eggs from an ovary

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