Described by or attributed to Fallopius.

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fal·lo·pi·an fə-'lō-pē-ən adj, often cap relating to or discovered by Fallopius
Fal·lop·pio fäl-'lȯp-yō or Fal·lop·pia -'lȯp-yä Gabriele (Latin Gabriel Fal·lo·pi·us fə-'lō-pē-əs) (1523-1562)
Italian anatomist. A student of Andreas Vesalius and one of the great anatomists of his time, Fallopius published in 1561 Observationes anatomicae, a seminal work that offered a systematic description of human anatomy based on years of dissection experience. Of all the anatomical descriptions the most important were those concerning the ears, face, and genitals. He described in detail the anatomy of the middle and inner ear (including the semicircular canals), and he named the cochlea. His original description of the facial canal resulted in its subsequent eponymous designation. In his identification of the structures of the female reproductive tract he described the hymen and clitoris and gave the scientific names to the vagina and placenta. His classic (but not original) description of the human oviducts resulted in his name being associated with them.

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fal·lo·pi·an (fə-loґpe-ən) named for Gabriele Fallopio (L. Fallopius), Italian anatomist, pupil of Vesalius, 1523–1562, as fallopian aqueduct, fallopian artery, fallopian ligament, and fallopian tube.

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  • Fallopian — Fal*lo pi*an, a. [From Fallopius, or Fallopio, a physician of Modena, who died in 1562.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Fallopius; as, the Fallopian tubes or oviducts, the ducts or canals which conduct the ova from the ovaries to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fallopian — adjective Discovered (reputedly) by (mainly as in Fallopian tube) …   Wiktionary

  • Fallopian — adj. Fallopian is used with these nouns: ↑tube …   Collocations dictionary

  • Fallopian —   a. discovered by Fallopius, 10th century Italian physician.    ♦ Fallopian tube, tube conveying egg from ovary to womb …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • fallopian — adj. pertaining to or discovered by Fallopius (16th century Italian anatomist) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fallopian — fal·lo·pi·an …   English syllables

  • fallopian — fəˈlōpēən adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Gabriel Fallopius (Gabriello Fallopio) died 1562 Italian anatomist + English an : relating to or discovered by Fallopius …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fallopian tube — Schematic frontal view of female anatomy …   Wikipedia

  • Fallopian tube obstruction — Classification and external resources The presence of a hydrosalpinx by sonography indicates distal tubal obstruction ICD 10 N …   Wikipedia

  • Fallopian tubes — plural noun Two tubes or ducts through which the ova pass from the ovary to the uterus, perhaps discovered by him • • • Main Entry: ↑Fallopian …   Useful english dictionary

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