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Testis the male primary sex organ that produces sperm
Scrotum the external sac enclosing the testes
Prostate Gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder.
Gamete male or female sex cell
Zygote the fertilized ovum
Gonad organs producing gametes
Seminiferous Tubule highly convoluted tubes within the testes that form sperm
Germ Cell initial cells that are formed during the embryo
Sustentacular Cell One of the supporting cells of an epithelial membrane or tissue.
Spermatic Cord A cordlike structure, consisting of the vas deferens and its accompanying arteries, veins, nerves, and lymphatic vessels, that passes from the abdominal cavity through the inguinal canal down into the scrotum to the back of the testicle.
Epididymis A long, narrow, convoluted tube, part of the spermatic duct system, that lies on the posterior aspect of each testicle, connecting it to the vas deferens.
Seminal Vesicles Either of a pair of pouchlike 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 spermatozoa by meiosis and spermiogenesis
Semen A viscous whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa and consisting of secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands. Also called seminal fluid.
Ovary The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and progesterone.
Uterus A hollow muscular organ located in the pelvic cavity of female mammals in which the fertilized egg implants and develops. Also called womb.
Vagina The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals
Vulva The external genital organs of the female, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.
FSH follicle stimulating hormone A gonadotropic hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary and induces the formation of sperm in the testis.
LH luteinizing hormone A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum in the female and the production of testosterone by the interstitial cells of the testis in the male.
Follicle A small bodily cavity or sac.
Uterine tubes Either of a pair of slender ducts through which ova pass from the ovaries to the uterus in the female reproductive system of humans and higher mammals.
Cervix of Uterus is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
Menopause The permanent cessation of menstruation
Oogenesis The formation, development, and maturation of an ovum.
Ovulation To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.
Gestation The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth; pregnancy.
Dilation The act of expanding or the state of being expanded.
Effacement to rub out or erase
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. Also called foremilk.
Vans deferens The main duct through which semen is carried from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct.
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