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Chapter 9 Vocab

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bulbourethral gland
one of a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra
Cowper's gland
bulbourethral gland
ejaculation
ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra
ejaculatory duct
tube through which semen enters the male urethra
epididymis
one of a pair of long, tightly coiled tubes on top of each testis.
erectile dysfunction
inability of an adult male to achieve an erection
flagellum
hair-like projection on a sperm cell that makes it motile
fraternal twins
two infants of the same pregnancy from two separate ova fertilized by two different sperm
glans penis
sensitive tip of the penis
identical twins
two infantsresulting from division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos
impotence
inability of an adult male to achieve an erection
interstitial cells
in the testes, these cells lie between the seminiferous tubules and produce the hormone testosterone
parenchyma
tissue composed of essential and functional cells
perineum
external region between the anus and scrotum
prepuce
fold of skin covering the tip of the penis (foreskin)
prostate gland
exocrine gland at the base of the urinary bladder
scrotum
external sac that contains the testes
semen
spermatozoa and seminal fluid
seminal vesicle
either of paired sac-like male exocrine glands that secretea fluid into the vas deferans
seminiferous tubules
narrow, coiled tubules that produce sperm in the testes
spermatozoon
sperm cell
sterilization
any procedure that removes an individual;s ability to produce or release reproductive cells
stroma
supportive, connective tissue of an organ
testis (testes)
male gonad (testicle) that produces spermatozoa and the hormone testosterone
testosterone
hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes
vas deferans
narrow tube that carries sperm from the epididymis into the body toward the urethra