Follicular epithelium. Epithelium folliculare (stratum granulosum). Granular, stratified layer of follicular epithelial cells. B Cumulus oophorus (ovifer). Massoffollicular epithelial cells projecting into the antrum ofthe follicle. It surrounds the ovum. B C Ovum (oocyte). Ovocytus. B Corpus luteum. Endocrine gland arising from the follicular and thecal cells of the ruptured follicle. C
Corpus albicans.Connectivetissuereplacement ofthe degenerated corpus luteum. C Ovarian ligament. Lig.ovarii proprium [[chorda utero-ovarica]]. Ligament between the uterine extremity of the ovary and the tubal angle. It arises from the caudal gonadal fold. D Uterine (Fallopian) tube, oviduct. Tuba uterina (salpinx). Thin connection tube, about 10 cm in length, extending from the region of the ovary to the uterus. D
Abdominal opening of uterine tube. Ostium abdominale tubae uterinae. Opening at the base of the infundibulum which communicates with the peritoneal cavity. D
Infundibulum of uterine tube. Infundibulum tubae uterinae. Funnel-shaped beginningofthe uterine tube at the ovary. D Fimbriae of uterine tube. Fimbriae tubae. Fringe-like processes ofthe infundibulum. D Ovarian fimbria. Fimbriaovarica.Anespecially long fimbria projecting from the base of the in-fundibulum to the ovary where it is attached. D Ampulla of uterine tube. Ampulla tubae uter-inae. Lateral 2/3 of the tube. Its lumen tapers toward the isthmus. D
Isthmus of uterine tube. Isthmus tubae uter-inae. Narrow medial 1/3 ofthe tube. D Uterine part of uterine tube. Pars uterina. Portion of the tube within the wall of the uterus. D Uterine opening of uterine tube. Ostium uter-inumtubae. Opening ofthe tube into the uterine cavity. D
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