Meaning of fallopian tube in English:

fallopian tube

Pronunciation /fəˌləʊpɪən ˈtjuːb/

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  • (in a female mammal) either of a pair of tubes along which eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus.

    ‘Fertilization is accomplished in vitro and fertilized eggs are surgically transferred to the Fallopian tubes approximately 24 hours after the egg retrieval.’
    • ‘In Germany, Dr. Kurt Senn used a scope called a laparoscope or flank scope inserted below the umbilicus to close off Fallopian tubes in sterilization operations.’
    • ‘We do know that progesterone is secreted during the menstrual cycle, and it promotes changes in the uterine endometrium and the Fallopian tubes.’
    • ‘Damage to the Fallopian tubes can result in reduced fertility and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the tube rather than the womb).’
    • ‘Fertilisation of the egg by the sperm takes place in one of the two Fallopian tubes.’


Late 17th century from Latin Fallopianus, from Fallopius, Latinized form of the name of Gabriello Fallopio (1523–62), the Italian anatomist who first described them.