Chapter 34 Reproduction and Development Female Parts and Functions
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body system that allows for sexual reproduction; includes testes, ovaries, uterus, and other male and female sex organs.
stage of adolescence that is marked by the production of hormones involved in reproduction.
(plural-ova) egg cell that is produced by the female reproductive system.
organ in which female gametes develop prior to fertilization.
organ of the female reproductive system in which a fertilized egg attaches ans a fetus develops.
steroid hormone that is found in greater quantities in women that men and contributes to female sexual characteristics and development.
tube of connective tissue that attaches the ovary to the uterus in the female reproductive system and in which fertilization occurs.
collection of cells that surrounds and nourishes an egg while it is in the ovary.
process by which an egg is released from the ovary and becomes available for fertilization.
series of changes in the female reproductive system that takes place over the course of one month.
lining of the uterus.
follicle after ovulation; also called a yellow body because of is yellow color.
period of life when the female reproductive system permanently stops the menstrual cycle.
cell that forms when a male gamete fertilizes a female gamete.
persistent condition in which offspring cannot be produced.
sexually transmitted disease
disease that is passed from one person to another during sexual contact.
stage of development during which the zygote consists of a ball of cells.
stage of development after the fertilized call implants into the uterus but before the calls take on a recognizable shape.
fluid-filled organ that cushions and protects the developing embryo of some vertebrates.
organ that develops in female mammals during pregnancy and carries nutrients from the mother to the embryo.
structure that connects an embryo to its mother and provides the embryo with nourishment and waste removal.
one of three periods of approximately three months each into which a human pregnancy is divided.
unborn offspring from the end of the eighth week after conception to the moment of birth.
period of life from birth until the ability to walk has been acquired.
period of life from age two until puberty.
period of life beginning at puberty and ending at adulthood.
period of life when a person is fully developed and physical growth stops.