Definition of oviduct in US English:



Anatomy Zoology
  • 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.’
    • ‘Their lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries and oviducts were all infected.’
    • ‘The paired eggs suggest that these dinosaurs retained two functioning ovaries and oviducts, each producing a single egg at a time.’
    • ‘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.’