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The tube through which an ovum or egg passes from an ovary.
- ‘In females, in the absence of the testes, the Müllerian ducts develop into the oviducts, which transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterus, while the Wolffian ducts degenerate.’
- ‘The paired eggs suggest that these dinosaurs retained two functioning ovaries and oviducts, each producing a single egg at a time.’
- ‘Their lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries and oviducts were all infected.’
- ‘The innermost parts of these ducts remain separate, and become the Fallopian tubes, or oviducts; the lower parts fuse, and develop into the uterus and vagina.’
- ‘Mature eggs pass from the oviduct along the ovipositor to be placed between leaves, along with an adhesive that attaches the eggs to the leaves and keeps the leaves together.’
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