Fallopian tube

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Early 18th century: from Fallopius (latinized form of the name of Gabriele Falloppio (1523 – October 9, 1562), the Italian anatomist and physician who first described them) +‎ -an + tube (transliteration of Italian tuba).

Illustration of the fallopian tube and ovary.
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Fallopian tube (plural Fallopian tubes)

  1. (anatomy) Either of the two ducts in female mammals through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus.

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