Definition of fallopian tube in English:

fallopian tube

Syllabification: fal·lo·pi·an tube
Pronunciation: /fəˈlōpēən ˌt(y)o͞ob
 
/

noun

  • (In a female mammal) either of a pair of tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus.
    More 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.

Origin

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

More definitions of fallopian tube

Definition of fallopian tube in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody