Unit 4 Key Words
Two small glands that secrete a fluid rich in sugar that nourishes and helps sperm move.
A gland that secretes fluids to make semen.
A male genital gland that produces the male sex hormone called testosterone and sperm.
External sac that holds the testes.
Male reproductive organ.
SPERM DUCT/ VAS DEFERENS
A tube that carries the sperm from the testes to the urethra.
Tubes which carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus and which provides the place where fertilization occurs.
Female reproductive organ. Two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone.
Shedding of the uterus lining (blood and tissue) that lasts around 3-7 days.
Occurs during the menstrual cycle where a mature egg is released from the ovaries. Ovulation usually occurs around day 14 of the menstrual cycle.
A mature egg cell.
A hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of the female, in which the embryo is nourished and develops before birth.
A muscular, elastic passageway that extends from the uterus to the outside of the body.
Monthly discharge of an unfertilized egg and the lining of the uterus.
Uterus lining (it thickens with blood and tissue ready for implantation and sheds if the egg is not fertilized).
The spongy tissue in the penis fills with blood.
The narrow opening of a women's uterus.
The discharge of semen from the penis
The joining of a sperm cell and an egg cell to create new life.
Female sex hormones made in the ovaries.
Male sex hormone made in the testicles.
Male sex cells produced in the testicles.
The fluid in which sperm are carried
The tube that carries urine out of the body in both men and women. Men's urethras also carry sperm.
Spontaneous nocturnal emission of semen.
Chemical messengers produced by various glands in the body.