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Uterine tube cartoon

infundibulum ampulla isthmus intramural
funnel-shaped (up to 10 mm in diameter) end of the oviduct.

Finger-like extensions of its margins, the fimbriae, are closely applied to the ovary. Ciliated cells are frequent.

mucosal folds, or plicae, and secondary folds which arise from the plicae divide the lumen of the ampulla into a very complex shape.

Fertilization usually takes place in the ampulla.

narrowest portion (2-3 mm in diameter) of the tube located in the peritoneal cavity.

Mucosal folds are less complex and the muscularis is thick. An inner, longitudinal layer of muscle is present in the isthmus.

penetrates the wall of the uterus.

The mucosa is smooth, and the inner diameter of the duct is very small.

Links: Fertilization | Uterus Development | Female reproductive tract histology

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