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13.61: Female Reproductive Structures

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breast

Organ that contains mammary glands, which secrete milk.

cervix

The lower, narrower end of the uterus.

endometrium

Tissues lining the uterus; shed from the body during menstruation.

estrogen

Female sex hormone secreted by the ovaries.

fallopian tube

One of two female reproductive organs that carry eggs from the ovary to the uterus and provide the site where fertilization usually takes place.

follicle

Structure in the ovary where eggs mature.

labia

(singular, labium): The lips of the vulva; protects the vagina and urethra, both of which have openings in the vulva.

mammary gland

Gland in female mammals that produces milk for offspring.

ovary

Organ where eggs form; characteristic of plants and animals.

uterus

(plural, uteri): Female reproductive organ in therian mammals where an embryo or fetus grows and develops until birth.

vulva

External female reproductive structures, including the labia and vaginal opening.

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