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LCE Science

Ch 7 : The Endocrine System & Repoduction Sec 2: The Male & Female Reproduct

TermDefinition
egg a female sex cell
sperm a male sex cell
fertilization the joining of a sperm and an egg
zygote a fertilized egg, produced by the joining of a sperm and an egg
testis organ of the male reproductive system in which sperm and testosterone are produced
testosterone a hormone produced by the testes that controls the development of physical characteristics in mature men
scrotum an external pouch of skin in which the testes are located
semen a mixture of sperm and fluids
penis the organ through which both semen and urine leave the male body
ovary organ of the female reproductive system in which eggs and estrogen are produced
estrogen a hormone produced by the ovaries that control s the development of eggs and adult female characteristics
fallopian tube a passageway for eggs from an ovary to the uterus
uterus the hollow muscular organ of the female reproductive system in which a fertilized egg develops
vagina a muscular passageway leading to the outside of the body; also called the birth canal
menstrual cycle the cycle of changes that occurs in the female reproductive system , during which an egg develops and the uterus prepares for the arrival of a fertilized egg
ovulation the process in which a mature egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube
menstruation the process in which the thickened lining of the uterus breaks down and blood and tissue then pass out of the female body through the vagina
Created by: LCEclass