oviduct


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o·vi·duct

 (ō′vĭ-dŭkt′)
n.
A tube through which eggs pass from an ovary, such as a fallopian tube in a mammal.

o′vi·duc′tal adj.

oviduct

(ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt; ˈəʊ-)
n
1. (Anatomy) the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary. Also called (in mammals): Fallopian tube
2. (Zoology) the tube through which ova are conveyed from an ovary. Also called (in mammals): Fallopian tube
oviducal, ˌoviˈductal adj

o•vi•duct

(ˈoʊ vɪˌdʌkt)

n.
a tube through which ova are transported from the ovary to the outside or into the uterus.
[1830–40; < New Latin ōviductus. See ovi-, duct]
o`vi•duc′tal, adj.

o·vi·duct

(ō′vĭ-dŭkt′)
A tube through which eggs or egg cells are carried to the uterus in mammals or to the outside of the body in other animals. The fallopian tubes are oviducts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oviduct - either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterusoviduct - either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
salpinx - a tube in the uterus or the ear
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
female internal reproductive organ - the reproductive organs of a woman
uterus, womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
Translations

oviduct

[ˈəʊvɪdʌkt] Noviducto m

oviduct

nEileiter m

oviduct

[ˈɒvɪˌdʌkt] novidotto

o·vi·duct

n. oviducto, conducto uterino; trompas de Falopio.
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Briefly, oviduct sections (5 mm) were mounted on poly-L-lysine-coated microscope slides and endogenous peroxidase activity was eliminated by incubation with 3 % [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] in PBS, pH 7.4, for 30 min.
Some scientists observed that improved egg production might be due to enhanced ovarian functions owing to oviduct tissue rejuvenation (Ocak et al., 2004).
These animals were killed, and their tissues, including heart, liver, spleen, lung, kidney, mammary gland, uterus, oviduct, ovary, and testis (male = 3, female = 3), were collected and immediately frozen in liquid nitrogen until use.
The dorsal-mesodermal region of the SR is connected to the ovary by the oviduct, while the ventral-ectodermal region of the SR is cuticle-lined and connected to the vagina (McLay and Lopez Greco, 2011).
In general, these fish are discarded because they are considered to lack a functional oviduct. However, previous experiments carried out in our laboratory showed that selected atypical fish were able to produce a viable number of fry with a high survival rate during the early stages of development.
SOFaaBSA is a glucose containing medium but viability of isolated mouse oviduct and cultured embryos with SOFaaBSA is unclear.
But one in six women who get the infection will suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause chronic pelvic pain, infertility or ectopic pregnancy, where the egg is implanted outside the uterus, in the oviduct or fallopian tube.
In addition, a project entitled Targeted immobilisation of Y-bearing spermatozoa and modulation of oviduct milieu for skewing sex ratio towards female offspring in dairy cattle has also been sanctioned by ICAR for funding through National Agriculture Science Fund (NASF) to Southern Research Station, ICAR-NDRI at Bengaluru for a period of three years (2018-2021).
The reproductive female tract of Hemiptera is formed by ovaries, lateral oviducts, a common oviduct, accessory glands and spermatheca (Jahnke et al., 2006; Chiang et al., 2012; Chapman, 2013).
Reproductive organ measurements, taken to the nearest millimeter and at the widest part of the structure, included anterior oviduct width, oviducal gland width, ovary width and length, and uterus width and length.
The hypothalamus, pituitary, ovary, oviduct, uterus, liver, heart, kidney, lung and spleen were surgically removed and snap frozen in liquid nitrogen for mRNA extraction.
Abstract: Lateral body wall herniation with involvement of the oviduct was diagnosed in a female nanday conure (Aratinga nenday) and a female eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus).