Pronunciation & Definition

Adolescence
a-da-le-sence • The period in which a child changes into an adult
Ejaculate
e-jack-you-late • To eject semen from the penis
Ampulla
am-pull-ah • The storage area for mature sperm until you ejaculate
Anus
ay-nus • The lower opening of the rectum
Epididymis
eh-pi-di-di-miss • A compartment attached to the testicles in which sperm mature
Endometrium
en-doe-mee-tree-um • The spongy lining of the uterus
Areola
ah-ree-oh-la • The brown circle of flesh around the nipple of the breast
Estrogen
eh-strow-gin • A hormone that stimulates puberty changes in girls
Fallopian
fa-lope-ee-an • Tubes that lead from the ovary to the uterus
Genitals
jen-i-tulls • The sexual or reproductive organs
Hormones
hoar-moans • A substance that controls chemical responses in your body
Luteinizing
loo-tin-eyes-ing • The hormone that causes an ovum to break off of the ovary
Menstrual period
men-strew-al period • The period of menstruation
Menstruate
men-strew-ate • Expelling the unused blood and spongy lining of the uterus
Menstruation
men-strew-ay-shun • Breaking down and flushing of the endometrium from the body
Ovary
oh-va-ree • One of a pair of female reproductive organs that produce eggs
Ovulate
oh-vew-late • The act of an egg breaking away from the ovary
Ovum
oh-vum • A human egg
Penis
pee-niss • External male reproductive organ
Pituitary
pi-tew-i-tare-ee • Gland located in the brain that stimulates hormone activity
Progesterone
prow-jes-te-rown • The hormone that stimulates the endometrium to grow
Prostate
praw-state • A muscular gland that helps push semen through the urethra
Puberty
pew-bur-tee • The time of life when reproductive organs are developing
Pubic
pew-bick • The genital area of the body
Scrotal sac
skrow-tull sac • Another way to describe the scrotum
Scrotum
skrow-tum • The bag of skin that holds the testicles
Sebum
see-bum • Fatty matter produced by the oil gland to keep hair and skin supple
Semen
see-men • Fluid that mixes with sperm to give it energy to travel to the ovaries
Seminal vesicle
sem-i-null ve-si-kull • Where semen is produced
Testicles
tess-ti-culls • Egg-like compartments inside the scrotum that hold the tubules
Testosterone
tes-toss-ter-own • A hormone that stimulates puberty changes in boys
Tubules
too-bulls • The tiny tubes inside the testicles where sperm is produced
Urethra
yur-ee-thra • Tube urine travels through, and also semen in males
Urine
yur-in • Waste body fluids formed in the kidneys and expelled through the urethra
Uterus
you-tur-us • The female organ that a baby grows inside before birth
Vagina
va-ji-naa • The canal that leads from the outside of a girl’s body to her uterus
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