THE UTERINE TUBES (FALLOPIANTUBES; OVIDUCT)
Each muscular uterine tube is about 12 cm (4.7 in) long. One end is free and opens into the pelvic cavity and the other end is continuous, with the superior and lateral aspect of the uterus. The free end of the tube, the infundibulum, is expanded and funnel-shaped, with fingerlike projections known as fim-briae. The fimbriae are in close contact with theovary, especially at ovulation. The fallopian tube is lined with ciliated epithelium, which help move the ovum toward the uterine cavity.
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