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fallopian tube Syllabification: fal·lo·pi·an tube
Pronunciation: /fəˈlōpēən ˌto͞ob/

Definition of fallopian tube in English:


(In a female mammal) either of a pair of tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus.
Example sentences
  • Fertilization is accomplished in vitro and fertilized eggs are surgically transferred to the Fallopian tubes approximately 24 hours after the egg retrieval.
  • In Germany, Dr. Kurt Senn used a scope called a laparoscope or flank scope inserted below the umbilicus to close off Fallopian tubes in sterilization operations.
  • We do know that progesterone is secreted during the menstrual cycle, and it promotes changes in the uterine endometrium and the Fallopian tubes.


Early 18th century: from Fallopius, Latinized form of the name of Gabriello Fallopio (1523–62), the Italian anatomist who first described them.

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