# Tag: uterus

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## Placenta

The placenta is connected to the umbilical cord and attaches to the wall of the uterus.  This organ allows for nutrient exchange and the removal of wastes.  The placenta develops when the blastocyst (embryo) implants into the uterine wall.  Usually this attachment occurs at the superior end of …

## Uterine Horns

In cats and many animals that have multiple embryos, the uterus is divided into two sides called the uterine horns.  The ovary can be found at the end of each horn.  In humans, this structure is homologous to the Fallopian Tubes.  The photo below shows only the right …