noun Anatomy, Zoology.
- either of a pair of tubes that transport the ova from the ovary to the exterior, the distal ends of which form the uterus and vagina in higher mammals.
- the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovaryAlso called (in mammals): Fallopian tube
n.1757, from Modern Latin oviductus, from ovi ductus “channel of an egg;” see egg (n.) + duke (n.). n.
- fallopian tube
- A tube through which eggs or egg cells (oocytes) are carried to the uterus in mammals or to the outside of the body in other animals. The fallopian tubes are oviducts.