Puneet Varma

Fimbriae of uterine tube

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Dorlands /Elsevier  f_07/14185583
FMA  18308
TA  A09.1.02.004
Fimbriae of uterine tube
Latin  fimbriae tubae uterinae

In the female reproductive system, the fimbria (plural, fimbriae) is a fringe of tissue around the ostium of the Fallopian tube, in the direction of the ovary.

An ovary is not directly connected to its adjacent Fallopian tube. When ovulation is about to occur, the sex hormones activate the fimbriae, causing it to swell with blood and hit the ovary in a gentle, sweeping motion. An oocyte is released from the ovary into the peritoneal cavity and the cilia of the fimbriae sweep the ovum into the Fallopian tube.

Of all fimbriae, one fimbria is long enough to reach the ovary. It is called fimbria ovarica.

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