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 ... at the University of Central Florida found that of the 33 games sampled, 41% do not feature female characters, 28% portrayed women as sex objects, 21 ... 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 ... a mule is easier to obtain than a hinny (the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey) ... While there is no known instance of a male mule siring offspring, female mules have on very rare occasion given birth to viable offspring ...
Hawk - Reproduction
... The male and female will fly together up in the air in a circular motion ... two get to a certain 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 ...
Ginkgo Biloba - Reproduction
... Ginkgos are dioecious, with separate sexes, some trees being female and others being male ... Female plants do not produce cones ... a papery endotesta, with the nucellus surrounding the female gametophyte at the center ...
Pollen
... stamens to the pistil of flowering plants or from the male cone to the female cone of coniferous plants ... When pollen lands on a compatible pistil or female cone (i.e ... occurred), it germinates and produces a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule (or female gametophyte) ...

Famous quotes containing the word female:

    When human beings have been fascinated by the contemplation of their own hearts, the more intricate biological pattern of the female has become a model for the artist, the mystic, and the saint. When mankind turns instead to what can be done, altered, built, invented, in the outer world, all natural properties of men, animals, or metals become handicaps to be altered rather than clues to be followed.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)

    Only when women rebel against patriarchal standards does female muscle become more accepted.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)

    The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)