fallopian tube

fal·lo·pi·an tube
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-loh-pee-uh n]
    • /fəˈləʊpɪən tub, tyub/
    • /fəˈləʊpɪən tjuːb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-loh-pee-uh n]
    • /fəˈləʊpɪən tub, tyub/

Definitions of fallopian tube words

  • noun fallopian tube one of a pair of long, slender ducts in the female abdomen that transport ova from the ovary to the uterus and, in fertilization, transport sperm cells from the uterus to the released ova; the oviduct of higher mammals. 1
  • noun fallopian tube female reproductive part 1
  • countable noun fallopian tube A woman's fallopian tubes are the two tubes in her body along which eggs pass from her ovaries to her womb. 0
  • noun fallopian tube either of a pair of slender tubes through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus in female mammals 0
  • noun fallopian tube either of two slender tubes that carry ova from the ovaries to the uterus 0

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Origin of fallopian tube

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
1700-10; named after Gabriello Fallopio (died 1562), Italian anatomist; see -ian

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fallopian tube popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fallopian tube usage trend in Literature

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