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Ovaries
Two organs where eggs are produced
Follicle
Cluster of cells where each egg is contained
Oviduct
Tube that opens near each ovary
Uterus
Hollow organ that protects the developing baby
Cervix
Connects the unterus to the vagina
Vagina
Flexible organ that opens to the outside
Scrotum
Sac that contains the testes
Epidymis
Coiled tube attached to each of the testes
Ovulation
Process where egg is realeased from the ovary
Ovum
Mature egg
Ovarian Cycle
Refers to changes in the ovaries that occur in a mature female each month
Menstrual Cycle
Refers to changes in the uterus
Endometrium
Lining of the uterus
Menstruation
3 to 5 day process of the low estrogen levels causing the lining of the uterus to break down
Corpus Luteum
Secretes estrogen and progesterone
Fertilization
Occurs when sperm and egg cells join
Zygote
Fertilized egg
Cleavage
About 36 hours after fertilization when egg starts dividing
Embryo
Zygote once cleavage has occurred
Blastocyst
Hollow ball of cells produced from produced from cleavage
Trohoblast
Outer layer of cells
Implantation
Imbedding of the blastocyst in the endometrium