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uterine tube

 

Definition: one of the tubes leading on either side from the upper or outer extremity of the ovary, which is largely enveloped by its expanded infundibulum, to the fundus of the uterus; it provides the path by which the ovum travels from ovary to uterus where, if it is fertilized in the tube, it will implant as a zygote; it consists of infundibulum, ampulla, isthmus, and uterine parts.

Synonym(s): tuba uterinaTA, salpinx, fallopian tube, gonaduct2, oviduct, salpinx uterina, tuba fallopiana, tuba fallopii

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