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Ch8- Vocabulary

The Language of Medicine-8th Edition

Adnexa uteri fallopian tubes, ovaries, and supporting ligaments
Amnion Innermost membranous sac surrounding the fetus
areola dark pigmented area around the nipple
Bartholin Glands small mucus secreting exocrine glands at the vaginal orifice
cervix lower, neck-like portion of the uterus
chorion outermost layer of the two membranes surrounding the embryo.
Clitoris organ of sensitive erectile tissue
Coitus Sexual intercourse; copulation
Corpus Luteum empty ovarian follicle that secrets progesterone after release of the egg cell
cul-de-sac region in the lower abdomen, midway between the rectum and the uterus
embryo stage in prenatal development from 3 to 6 weeks
endometrium inner, mucous membrane lining of the uterus
estrogen hormone produced by the ovaries.
Fallopian Tube One of two ducts, in which the ovum travels to the uterus
Fertilization Union of the sperm cell and ovum from which the embryo develops.
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