reproductive system

Pronunciation: (REE-proh-DUK-tiv SIS-tem)

The organs involved in producing offspring. In women, this system includes the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, the cervix, and the vagina. In men, it includes the prostate, the testes, and the penis.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the female reproductive system. The organs in the female reproductive system include the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. The uterus has a muscular outer layer called the myometrium and an inner lining called the endometrium.

Caption: Anatomy of the male reproductive and urinary systems showing the prostate, testicles, bladder, and other organs.

Date last modified: 2014-11-19