Infundibulum of uterine tube

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Infundibulum of uterine tube
Illu cervix.jpg
Uterus and uterine tubes.
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Latin infundibulum tubae uterinae
TA A09.1.02.003
FMA 18307
Anatomical terminology
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The second part (from the opening where the fimbriae receive the egg) of the uterine tube is the infundibulum. It is between the purple ampulla and the fimbriae. The infundibulum terminates with the ostium of Fallopian tube, surrounded by fimbriae, one of which (the "ovarian fimbria") is attached to the ovary. Together, the infundibulum and fimbria find the oocyte after ovulation.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1257 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • Anatomy photo:43:04-0103 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center — "The Female Pelvis: The Oviduct"

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