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albino
genetic trait causing lack of pigment in the skin or hair
artificial insemination
introduction of semen into the uterus by other than natural means
castration
removal of testicles; neutering a male
chromosome
bodies found within the cell nucleus which store genetic info
colostrum
first milk secreted by mother after giving birth, containing high protein and antibodies
congenital
condition existing at birth; not hereditary
embryo
undeveloped fetus; in early stage of development
estrus
heat cycle, including phases proestrus, estrus, diestrus, and anestrus
fertilization
union of sperm and egg
fetus
unborn developing animal
gene
part of chromosome carrying hereditary info
gestation period
time between conception and birth of an offspring
gravid
descriptive of a uterus during pregnancy
inguinal hernia
protrusion of tissue through inguinal canals of males
mammary glands
glands of female mammals that secrete milk after giving birth
monestrous
having one heat period per year
neuter
removal of reproductive organs
oviparous
animals whose eggs develope outside the mother's body
ovoviviparous
animals whose eggs develop within the mother's oviduct
placenta
organ within the gravid uterus and expelled after giving birth
polyestrous
having more than one heat period per year
prepuce
protective sheath covering the penis
umbilical cord
vessel connecting the fetus to the placenta
viviparous
giving birth to live young developed in the uterus
whelp
giving birth to, said especially of dogs