Female

Female (♀) is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces non-mobile ova (egg cells). Most female mammals, including human females, have two X chromosomes.

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Video Game Controversies - Demographics - Gender
... As of 2011, over 40% of players are female, according to the video game industry ... of Central Florida found that of the 33 games sampled, 41% do not feature female characters, 28% portrayed women as sex objects, 21% depicted violence against women ... in Distress'"), opposed ("evil or as obstacles to the goal of the game"), and trivial ("females depicted in fairly non-significant roles") ...
Mule
... A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse ... is easier to obtain than a hinny (the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey) ... no known instance of a male mule siring offspring, female mules have on very rare occasion given birth to viable offspring ...
Ginkgo Biloba - Reproduction
... Ginkgos are dioecious, with separate sexes, some trees being female and others being male ... Female plants do not produce cones ... (the "shell" of the seed) and a papery endotesta, with the nucellus surrounding the female gametophyte at the center ...
Pollen
... of their movement from the stamens to the pistil of flowering plants or from the male cone to the female cone of coniferous plants ... pollen lands on a compatible pistil or female cone (i.e ... it germinates and produces a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule (or female gametophyte) ...
Hawk - Reproduction
... The male and female will fly together up in the air in a circular motion ... height, the male will dive toward the female and then they will raise back to the height again ... The two birds will repeat this until finally the male latches onto the female and they begin to free-fall down to earth ...

Famous quotes containing the word female:

    What I expect from my male friends is that they are polite and clean. What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, a complete and total willingness to pour their hearts out to me, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isn’t supposed to touch the bone.
    Anna Quindlen (20th century)

    It is not menstrual blood per se which disturbs the imagination—unstanchable as that red flood may be—but rather the albumen in the blood, the uterine shreds, placental jellyfish of the female sea. This is the chthonian matrix from which we rose. We have an evolutionary revulsion from slime, our site of biologic origins. Every month, it is woman’s fate to face the abyss of time and being, the abyss which is herself.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about women “having it all.” Myself, I think that is not really an accurate description of female lives today. It seems to me that what we have been up to is DOING it all.
    Sylvia Hewlett (20th century)