Oviduct of a female body
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Where does fertilization of the ovum occur?
Nothing is known regarding the fertilization of the human ovum, but the various stages of the process have been studied in other mammals, and from the knowledge so obtained it is believed that fertilization of the human ovum takes place in the lateral or ampullary part of the uterine tube, and the ovum is then conveyed along the tube to …
What is an ovum?
Join Britannica’s Publishing Partner Program and our community of experts to gain a global audience for your work! Ovum, plural ova, in human physiology, single cell released from either of the female reproductive organs, the ovaries, which is capable of developing into a new organism when fertilized (united) with a sperm cell.
What happens to the ovum after it is fertilized?
Once the ovum is fertilized it undergoes a series of cell divisions. And if the fertilized egg splits into two in the early stage of development it results in identical twins.
How do the follicle and ovum move?
The follicle and ovum slowly migrate through the tissue of the ovary until they cause a bulge in the surface of the organ. The hollow cavity between the egg and the follicular wall usually contains a fluid secreted by the follicular cells.