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Male Reproductive System (Vocabulary)
Chapter 9 Male Reproductive System Vocabulary
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Pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra. The secrete fluid into the urethra. Also called Cowper glands.
Ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra.
Tube through which semen enters the male urethra.
epididymis (plural: epididymides
One of the pair of long, tightly coiled tubes above each testis. It stores and carries sperm from seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens.
Inability of an adult mal eto achieve an erection; impotence.
Hair-like projection on a sperm cell that makes it motile (able to move).
Two infants resulting from fertilization of two separate ova by two separate sperm cells
Sensitive tip of the penis; comparable to the clitoris in the female.
Two infants resulting from division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos. Conjoined ("Siamese") twins are incompletely separated identical twins.
interstitial cells of the testes
Specialized cells that lie adjacent to the seminiferous tubules in the testes. These cells produce testosterone and are also called Leydig cells.
Essential distinctive cells of an organ. In the testis, the seminiferous tubules that produce sperm are parenchymal.
Male external organ of reproduction.
External region between the anus and scrotum in the male.
Foreskin; fold of skin covering the tip of the penis.
Exocrine gland at the base of the male urinary bladder. The prostate secretes one of the fluid parts of semen into the urethra during ejaculation.
External sac that contains the testes.
Spermatozoa (sperm cells) and seminal fluid (prostatic and seminal vesicle secretions), discharged from the urethra during ejaculation
Paired sac-like exocrine glands that secrete fluid (a major component of semen) into the vas deferens.
Narrow, coiled tubules that produce sperm in the testes.
spermatozoon (plural: spermatozoa)
Procedure that removes a person's ability to produce or release reproductive cells; removal of testicles, vasectomy, and oophorectomy are sterilization procedures.
Supportive, connective tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its parenchyma. Also called stroma.
testis (plural: testes)
Male gonad (testicle) that produces spermatozoa and the hormone testosterone. Remember: Testis means one testicle, and testes are two testicles.
Hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics.
Narrow tube (one on each side) carrying sperm from the epididymis toward the urethra. Also called ductus deferens.
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