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Fallopian tube

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One of the tubes or ducts leading on either side from the upper or outer extremity of the ovary to the fundus of the uterus. It serves to convey egg cells from the uterus toward the ovary.

Fallopius described the tubes as resembling small trumpets. Ā«[The extremity] resembles the bell of a brass trumpet, wherefore the seminal passage, with or without its windings, resembles a kind of trumpetĀ».


  • Gabrielis Falloppi:
    Observationes anatomicae. Venice, 1561.

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