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MedTerm-Chapter 14

TermDefinition
-arche beginning
colp/o vagina (sheath)
episi/o vulva (covering)
gynec/o woman
hyster/o uterus
lact/o milk
mast/o breast
obstetro/o midwife
oo- egg, ovary
pelv/i pelvis (basin) ; hip bone
salping/o uterine (fallopian) tube; also, Eustachian tube
toc/o labor or birth
endometrium lining of the uterus, which is shed approximately every 28 to 30 days in a nonpregnant female during menstruation
fundus upper portion of the uterus above the entry to the uterine tubes
uterine tubes tubes extending from each side of the uterus toward the ovary that provide a passage for ova to the uterus; also called Fallopian tubes
ovary one of two glands located on each side of the pelvic cavity that produce oocytes and female sex hormones
oocyte female gamete (sex cells); when fertilized by a sperm, it develops into an ovum and its capable of developing into a new individual
ovum imprecise term for a fertilized oocyte that is capable of implanting within the uterine wall
cervix neck of the uterus
vagina tubular passageway from the cervix to the outside of the body
vulva external genitalia of the female; term means "wrapper"
labia folds of tissue on either side of the vaginal opening; known as the labia majora and labia minora
mons pubis rounded mound of fatty tissue that covers the pubic bone
clitoris female erectile tissue in the anterior portion of the vulva
hymen fold of mucous membrane that encircles the entrance to the vagina
vaginal orifice opening of the vagina; also called introitus
greater vestibular glands two glands located on either side of the vaginal opening that secrete a lubricant during intercourse; also called Bartholin glands
perineum region between the vulva and anus
placenta vascular organ that develops in the uterine wall during pregnancy to provide nourishment for the fetus (placenta=cake)
meconium intestinal discharges of the fetus that form the first stools in the newborn
endometriosis condition characterized by migration of portions of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity
Created by: Cdickinson2
 

 



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