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Female Reproductive System Vocabulary

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Uterine Tubes
Form the initial part o the duct system. They receive the ovulated oocyte and provide a site where fertilization can occur.
Fimbriae
Finger-like projections that are at the end of the fallopian tubes and partially surround the ovary. Used for attachment, not movement.
Uterus
Is located in the pelvis between the urinary bladder and rectum. It is a hollow organ that functions to receive, retain, and and nourish a fertilized egg.
Cervix
Is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
Peri/Myo/Endo Metriums
The walls of the uterus.
Vagina
Is a thin walled tube. Provides a passageway for the delivery of an infant or for the menstrual flow to leave the body.The female organ on copulation.
Vaginal Orifice
The external vaginal opening. It may be covered by a hymen.
Hymen
A fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin.
Vulva
The external genitalia which includes the mons pubis, labia, clitoris, urethal and vaginal orifices, and greater vestibular glands.
Labia Majora
An outer skin fold which encloses two delicate folds.
Labia Minora
Two smaller folds of tissue that are located within the labia majora.
Clitoris
A small protruding structure that corresponds to the male penis. Hooded by a prepuce and is composed of sensitive erectile tissue that becomes swollen with blood during sexual excitement. Lacks a reproductive duct.
Mammary Glands
Are present in both sexes but normally only function in females. Function is to produce milk to nourish a newborn baby.
Areola
Dark-pigmented area surrounding the breast nipple.
Nipple
The small projection of a mammary gland.
Lactiferous Ducts
Milk ducts which carry milk from the mammary glands to the nipple.
Mammography
X-ray examination that detects breast cancers too small to feel.
Mastectomy
Surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor.
Lumpectomy
Surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes.