fallopian tubes

fal·lo·pi·an tube
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-loh-pee-uh n]
    • /fəˈloʊ pi ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-loh-pee-uh n]
    • /fəˈloʊ pi ən/

Definition of fallopian tubes words

  • noun fallopian tubes 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

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Origin of fallopian tubes

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 tubes 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 62% 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.

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