AskDefine | Define oviduct

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oviduct n : either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus [syn: Fallopian tube, uterine tube]

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  1. A duct through which an ovum passes from an ovary to the uterus or to the exterior.



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Oviduct is also another name for Fallopian tube
In oviparous animals (those that lay eggs), the passage from the ovaries to the outside of the body is known as the oviduct. The eggs travel along the oviduct. These eggs will either be fertilized by sperm to become a zygote, or will degenerate in the body. The oviduct in birds is divided in several parts:
oviduct in German: Legedarm
oviduct in French: Oviducte
oviduct in Japanese: 輸卵管
oviduct in Portuguese: Oviduto
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