Either of a pair of slender ducts that connect the uterus to the region of each ovary. Fertilization of an egg (ovum) by sperm usually takes place in one of the fallopian tubes (see Female Anatomy).
Union of an ovum with a sperm.
The product of fertilization from the end of the 8th week of pregnancy until birth (see embryo).
See uterine fibroid.
The excess formation of fibrous tissue, as in reaction to organ damage.
A chronic parasitic disease caused by filarial worms. May lead to inflammation and permanent clogging of channels in the lymphatic system and elephantiasis.
A uterus that cannot be moved out of place, often as a result of endometriosis, past surgery, or infection.
A small round structure in the ovary, each of which contains an egg (ovum). During ovulation a follicle on the surface of the ovary opens and releases a mature egg.
Hood of skin covering the end of the penis (see Male Anatomy).
Giving the infant breast milk almost exclusively but also water, juice, vitamins, or other nutrients infrequently.