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Reproduction vocab

Vocabulary 6

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Progesterone the sex hormone released by the females.
Estrogen steroid hormone that is found in greater quantities in women than men and contributes to female sexual characteristics and development.
Ovulation process by which an egg is released from the ovary and becomes available for fertilization.
Implantation the attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining, which occurs approximately 6 pr 7 days after fertilization.
Uterus organ of the female reproductive system in which fertilized egg attaches and a fetus develops.
Cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus and it forms a canal that opens into the vagina and this leads to the outside of the body.
Vagina the muscular tube leading from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women and most female mammals.
Testosterone steroid hormone that is found in greater quantities in men than in women and contributes to male sexual characteristics and development.
Fetus unborn offspring from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth.
Vas deferens tubes in which sperm travel from the epidymis into the lower abdomen.
Semen white substance that contains sperm and fluids produced by sex glands of the male reproductive system.
Oviduct/Fallopian tube tube of connective tissue that attaches the ovary to the uterus in the female reproductive system and in which fertilization occurs.
Epididymis is a storage area on the upper rear of each testis where sperm mature in about 18 hours.
Placenta organ that develops in female mammals during pregnancy and carries nutrients from the mother to the embryo.
Menopause period of life when the female reproductive system permanently stops the menstrual cycle.
Menstruation the lining of the uterus breaks down and it is passed out along with the miscroscopic egg out of the vagina
Cleavage series of cell devision after fertilization.
Differentiation process by which a less specialized cell develops or matures to become more distinct in form and function.
Gestation the time between fertilization and birth during which the embryo or fetus is developing in the uterus
Embryo stage of development after the fertilized cell implants into the uterus but before the cells take on a recognizable shape.
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