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Terms related to human reproduction.
Located in the nucleus, they are made of DNA and protein, contain genetic information.
Sex cells (e.g. egg or sperm)
When two gametes join together.
The new cell formed after fertilization.
An organism which produces both the male and female gametes.
Where the eggs are stored.
Fallopian tubes where the egg travels down to the uterus.
A thick, walled organ made of muscle, where a baby can grow. Another word for it is womb.
The neck of the womb that leads to the vagina.
Muscular tube leading from the uterus to the outside.
Opening of the bladder that leads to the front of the female genitals. Opens separately to the outside.
Opening from the colon that is behind the vagina. Opens separately to the outside.
Male gametes also called sperm.
Where the sperm is made in males.
The two sacs of skin which hold the testes and are outside the body.
A tube which carries away sperm from the testes to join the urethra
Tube which carries urine and sperm from the penis. This happens at different times.
A gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder.
It makes the fluid for sperm to swim in.
It is a small space, filled with liquid, that surrounds the egg cell.
The follicle grows bigger and moves to the edge of the ovary.
When the Graafian follicle bursts and the egg leaves the ovary.
The tiny tubes where sperm are made. These are located in the testes.
Process where sperm is pushed out of the penis by contracting the muscles along the penis.
After fertilization occurs, the zygote divides to make a ball of cells that is called the embryo.
When the embryo sinks into the thick, spongy lining of the uterus.
It provides nutrients and oxygen from the mother to the baby through the umbilical cord.
Joins the embryo (baby) to the placenta
It is a fluid that surrounds the embryo to support and protect it.
The length of time between fertilization and the birth.
When the muscle walls of the uterus contract.
When the placenta rips away from the uterus wall and passes out through the vagina after the baby has been born.
When the lining of the uterus breaks up and slowly moves out the vagina. This process takes about 5 days and occurs every 28 days in females.