Female Vocabulary - Kenston Local Schools

Female Vocabulary
Vagina- The female organ of intercourse.
Ovaries- The glands which produce the female’s eggs and sex
hormones (estrogen and progesterone).
Estrogen & Progesterone - The female hormones regulate the
menstrual cycle and are responsible for the changes
during puberty.
Cervix- The narrow opening or neck of the uterus. It expands to
allow a baby to be born.
Ovum- The egg cell produced in the ovary of a female. It is a
single cell about the size of a grain of sand.
Uterus- The pear-shaped, hollow organ in which the baby
develops. This is a muscle so it can stretch as the
fetus grows bigger and needs more room. Also called
the womb.
Fallopian Tubes- These narrow tubes are passageways from the
ovaries to the uterus and the place where the male’s
sperm can fertilize the female’s ovum (egg).
Cilia- Microscopic hair like projections that carry the ovum
through the tube from the ovary to the uterus.
Fimbria- The fringes at the end of each fallopian tube that help
draw an egg cell into the tube on its way to the uterus.
Placenta- Organ that nourishes the fetus during development in
the mother.
Urethra- Brings urine out of the body in the woman and urine and
semen out of the body for men.
Hymen- A sheath of skin at the entrance of the vagina.
Ovulation- The release of one or more eggs from the ovaries,
usually about 10 days before a menstrual cycle.
Menstruation- The discharge of blood and tissue from the uterus.
Labia- Folds of skin outside the vagina.
Fertilization- The joining of a sperm with an egg cell, conception.
Egg Cell- The reproductive cell in the females’ body.
Endometrium- The lining of the uterus.
Gynecologist- Doctor that take care of a female’s reproductive system.
Obstetrician- Baby doctor.