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JBR reprodcutive voc

Voc on the Reproductive system

Testis the male primary sex organ that produces sperm
Scrotum the external sac enclosing the testes
Prostate Gland a gland in male mammals surrounding the urethra at the base of the bladder that controls release of urine from the bladder and secretes a fluid which is a major constutuent of semen
Gamete male or female sex cell
Zygote the fertilized ovum; produced by union of two gametes
Gonad organs producing gametes; ovaries or testes
Seminiferous Tubule one of two or three twisted, curved tubules in each lobule of the testis in which spermatozoa develop
Germ Cell the reproductive cells; sperm and egg
Sustentacular Cell one of the supporting cells of the epithelial membrane or tissue
Spermatic Cord protective sheath that encloses a tube, blood vessels, and nerves.
Epididymis that portion of the male duct system in which sperm matures
Seminal Vesicles either of a pair of pouch-like glands situated on each side of the male urinary bladder that secrete seminal fluid and nourish and promote the movement of spermatozoa through the urethra.
Trabecula any of the supporting strands of connective tissue projecting into an organ and constituting part of the framework of that organ.
Spermatogenesis formation and development of the spermatozoa by meiosis and spermiogensis
Semen fluid mixture produced by male reproductive structures.
Ovary the female reproductive organ that produces ova
Uterus a hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of female mammals in which the fertilized egg implants and develops. aka womb
Vagina the passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals
Vulva female external genitalia
FSH hormone produced by the anterior pituitary that stimulates ovarian follicle production in females and sperm production in males
LH anterior pituitary hormone that aids maturation of cells in the ovary and triggers ovulation. Also causes the interstitial cells of the testis to produce testosterone.
Follicle structure in an ovary consisting of a developing egg surrounded by follicle cells; 2) colliod-containing structure in the thyroid gland
Iterine Tube either of the pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
Cervix \Menopause the inferior neck-like portion of the uterus leading to the vagina
Oogenesis process of formation of the ova
Ovulation the release of an ovum from the ovary
Gestationges pregnancy
Dilation to make bigger; expanding
Effacement to rub or wipe out
Colostrum The thin yellowish fluid secreted by the mammary glands at the time of parturition that is rich in antibodies and minerals, and precedes the production of true milk.
Created by: Justen Rhyne