Printable ovary diagrams are provided in the list below to show you the anatomy of the ovary, along with the labels provided in the diagrams. The ovary is a ductless reproductive gland in which the female reproductive cells are produced. Females have a pair of ovaries, held by a membrane beside the uterus on each side of the lower abdomen. Let’s see the diagram below to get you more information about the anatomy of ovary.
The parts of ovary are displayed through illustration in the above ovary diagram. The ovary is needed in reproduction since it is responsible for producing the female reproductive cells, or ova. Ovary is attached to the back of the broad ligament of the uterus by the mesovarium. The region that houses the ovaries is termed the ovarian fossa. The ovaries attach to both sides of the uterus via specialized fibrous tissue termed the ovarian ligament.
The ovary has 3 components. First is the surface layer, which is formed by simple cuboidal epithelium, known as germinal epithelium. Second is the cortex which is largely comprised of a connective tissue stroma, and the medulla which is composed of supporting stroma and contains a rich neurovascular network which enters the hilum of ovary from the mesovarium.
The fallopian tube is the means for transport of the egg from the ovary, serve as the site for fertilization, as well as transport the fertilized egg or zygote. By studying these diagrams, you would know anatomy of the ovaries. One particular diagram is purposely given without the labels for evaluation. More collection of amazing diagrams is available in our site, just look it up on the key word search!