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Unformatted text preview: stalk of granulose cells at one side of antrum- ovulation : ejection of oocyte from follicle & ovary- corpus luteum : structure formed from follicle cells following ovulation; eventually degenerates Female Duct System- Uterine Tubes ( Fallopian tubes or Oviducts ) : receive ovulated oocyte from ovary & provide site for fertilization o infundibulum : open funnel-shaped structure with ciliated fingerlike projections called fimbriae that drape over ovary ovulated oocyte is cast into peritoneal cavity; cilia of fimbriae sweep oocyte into uterine tube Kevin Kelleher, MTC Biology 211 Study Notes Exam 4 9 o ampulla : expanded curved portion of uterine tube where fertilization normally occurs o isthmus : constricted region that leads into uterus o smooth muscle sheets in wall of uterine tube & mucosa with ciliated cells aid in carrying oocyte toward uterus o uterine tubes are covered by peritoneum & supported by mesentery called mesosalpinx page5...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Uterus, Peritoneal cavity, oocyte, follicle cells