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Reproduction

QuestionAnswer
Asexual Reproduction Reproduction where one parent produces identical offspring
Cancer Uncontrolled cell division causing tumors
Chromosome Contains hereditary information (DNA)
Clone An organism that is genetically identical to another organism
Development The progression of an organism from zygote to adulthood
Differentiation The process where cells become specialized to specific organs and tissueswhile developing in the uterus
Egg Sex cell produced by females in ovaries
Estrogen Female hormone secreted by the ovaries responsible for secondary sex characteristics and regulation of the menstrual cycle
Fertilization The union of sperm and egg
Fetus Name given to a developing embryo after 8 weeks
Gamete Sex cell (sperm and egg)
Gestation Pregnancy
Internal Fertilization The process where eggs are fertilized inside the female
Meiosis Reduces the number of an organism's chromosomes by half in a sex cell
Mitosis Cell division producing identical offspring
Ovary The female sex organ that produces eggs and the hormones estrogen and progesterone
Progesterone Hormone secreted by the ovaries that help regulate the menstrual cycle and maintain the uterus
Recombination A rearrangement of genes during meiosis
Sexual Reproduction Reproduction with two parents, uniting two sex cells, producing genetically different offspring
Sperm Male sex cell/gamete produced by the testes through meiosis
Testes The male reproductive organs that produce sperm
Testosterone Male hormone produced in the testes that causes secondary sex characteristics
Uterus Thin muscular organ in the female where the embryo develops
Zygote The fertilized egg, a diploid cell
Created by: hhazzard