Process of producing offstpring (new organism of the same species); always involves the transfer of hereditary information
hereditary material found inside cells and is passed from a parent to offspring. Determines how an organism looks and functions
process body cells use to reporduce cells that are identical to the parent cell
new organism is produced from the DNA of two organisms combining (called ferilization)
new organism is produced from a part of oanother organism by mitosis and cell division; all DNA comes from one organism
a new organism grows off of the parent organsim
some organisms can grow new body parts to replace lost parts (ex: sea star)
a new organism is produced from the DNA of only one parent and is an exact genetic copy of the parent
the last 6 to 8 inches of the large intestine; stores feces until elimination through the anus
stores urine until elimination
the tube that carries urine (and semen in males) out the the body
a structure made of spongy tissue that deposits sperm into female reproductive tract
an external skin sac holding the testes. Regulates temperature below 98.6 Degrees (3 degrees C) for sperm to form
finger like attachment on the testicle that connects the testicle to the vas deferens
thick walled tube that carries sperm to the urethra
drains into the Vas Deferens, secretes fluid rich in sugars that nourishes the sperm
a single gland below the bladder that encircles the urethra. It secretes a fluid that neutralizes the acids in the female reproductive system
small gland below the prostate that secretes a fluid that neutralizes traces of acidic urine in the urethra
blood flow to the penis causing the penis to become rigid and erect
the release of semen from the penis
rhythmical muscular contractions that occur during ejaculation
male hormone involved in the development of secondary sex characteristics (such as facial hair, voice changes, and muscle development)
name for all the external genitals
the erectile structure located at the front of the vulva. The area of stimulation in the female.
the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body
Two skin folds that form the outer lips of the external genitalia. It serves to protect the genitalia.
A canal leading from the uterus to the outside of the body. A small opening in the cervix leads to the bagina. Also called the birth canal, it is place for sperm to the deposited
opening that connects the uterus to the vagina
uterus (aka womb)
the organ that carries a baby
oviduct (aka fallopian tube)
tube that connects the ovary to the uterus and is the pathway for the egg
the process of the ovary releasing an egg
gland in the breast tissue that produces milk
structure that contains mammary glands and fatty tissue
medical name for the mentrual period
monthly cycle of changes in a sexually mature female reproductive system
fertilized egg that has begun to divide
ferilized egg after five days
from conception to the end of the eigth week after conception
10 weeks after ferilization to birth
muscular contractions of the uterus that begin the birth process
"sack" of tissue that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination and gas exchange via the umbilical cord
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