from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tube through which the ova pass from the ovary to the uterus or to the outside.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A duct through which an ovum passes from an ovary to the uterus or to the exterior.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tube, or duct, for the passage of ova from the ovary to the exterior of the animal or to the part where further development takes place. In mammals the oviducts are also called Fallopian tubes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The excretory duct of the female genital gland, or female gonaduct; a passage for the ovum or egg from the ovary of an animal: chiefly applied to such a structure in an oviparous animal, not differentiated into Fallopian tube, womb, and vagina.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
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The ovaries of the bird are in the small of the back close to the backbone, and there is a tube called the oviduct or egg-duct, leading from the ovary down to the lower end of the intestine, which it enters.
After the eggs hatch within the oviduct they ingest nutritive fluids.
My lawn has always been weedy, but this spring, it is especially bad: fewer blades of fescue, more eruptions of splotchy, leafy plants that look like they belong in those bags of pre-washed salad you get at the supermarket -- plus one massive dandelion that I expect to climb any day now in search of a waterbird capable of squirting precious metals out of its oviduct.
If the oviduct, downstream from the ovary, is infected, the microbe is more likely to end up in the white.
The lower oviduct (the equivalent of the vagina in birds) is typically a simple tube.
Ovulation could occur from either ovary with embryonic development taking place in the ipsilateral oviduct and uterine horn.
Eggs can block up a fish's oviduct, leading to infections that can kill.
A breaker has to wrestle with each hen to insert a tube, whereupon the inseminator releases a blast of compressed air, blowing the semen into the hen's oviduct.
The female organs consist of a single ovary and oviduct which leads into a small sac called the ootype.
The female system also produces eggs in the ovaries and transports via the oviduct to the gonopore.