Chapter 8: Reproduction section

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gonads
ovaries and testes
gamete
reproductive cell
ovum
egg that only lives for a few days
spermatozoon
sperm that lives only a few days before they die after beings discharged into the vagina
ovulation
release of an ovum from the ovary
conception
union of the sperm cell nucleus with an egg cell nucleus
implantation
when fertilized ovum attaches to the endometrium
zygote
product of fertilization that undergoes rapid cell division
embryo
offspring development at 3 weeks
the extraembryonic membranes
amnion, chorion
membranes that surround the embryo
extraembryonic membranes
fetus
the embryo after 8 weeks
placenta
formed in the embryonic stage. high vascular structure that nourishes the fetus
infertility
condition of being unable to produce offspring
in vitro fertilization (IVF)
complex series of procedures used to treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with conception
ooblast
immature ovum
spermatoblast
immature stage in the development of mature sperm
pertaining to the amnion and chorion
amniochorial, amniochorionic
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