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noun, plural: oviducts

Any of the pair of ducts or tubes in female reproductive organ through which an ovum passes from the ovary to the uterus (as in mammals) or to the outside (as in oviparous animals).


Word origin: NL ōviductus.

Related forms: oviducal, oviductal (adjective).

Synonym: fallopian tube, gonaduct, salpinx, uterine tube.

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