Definition of oviduct in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvɪdʌkt/


Anatomy & Zoology
The tube through which an ovum or egg passes from an ovary.
Example sentences
  • In females, in the absence of the testes, the Müllerian ducts develop into the oviducts, which transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterus, while the Wolffian ducts degenerate.
  • Their lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries and oviducts were all infected.
  • The paired eggs suggest that these dinosaurs retained two functioning ovaries and oviducts, each producing a single egg at a time.



Pronunciation: /əʊvɪˈdjuːk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • A special gland in the female, unique to elasmobranchs and known as the oviducal, nidamental, or shell gland, produces the egg case.
  • In Afrixalus, the leaf-folding frog, mating pairs construct an over-water leaf nest by folding leaves together with their legs, and gluing them together with oviducal secretions.


Pronunciation: /əʊvɪˈdʌkt(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The researchers are focusing on differences in gene expression within cells in a special site inside the hen's reproductive tract, called the oviductal sperm-storage tubules (SSTs).
  • Several studies have shown that mammalian embryos, exposed in vivo to hyperosmotic oviductal fluids, grow better in vitro in hyperosmotic media when provided organic osmolytes.
  • Thus, it is puzzling that Great Tits had about twice as much oviductal sperm.

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