An official website of the United States government.

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Concept Breadcrumbs

Preferred Term:

fallopian tubes

A pair of highly specialized muscular canals extending from the uterus to its corresponding ovary. They provide the means for ovum collection, and the site for the final maturation of gametes and fertilization.
Concept Schemes:
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • uterine tubes
  • salpinges
  • mammalian oviducts
Download this Concept:
RDF/XMLCreated 2012-07-10, last modified 2016-07-27