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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Other articles related to "female, females":

Hawk - Reproduction
... The male and female will fly together up in the air in a circular motion ... Once the two get to a certain height, the male will dive toward the female and then they will raise back to the height again ... until finally the male latches onto the female and they begin to free-fall down to earth ...
Video Game Controversies - Demographics - Gender
... As of 2011, over 40% of players are female, according to the video game industry. 33 games sampled, 41% do not feature female characters, 28% portrayed women as sex objects, 21% depicted violence against women, and 30% did not represent the female ... 'Damsel in Distress'"), opposed ("evil or as obstacles to the goal of the game"), and trivial ("females depicted in fairly non-significant roles") ...
Pollen
... 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 ... and produces a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule (or female gametophyte) ...
Ginkgo Biloba - Reproduction
... are dioecious, with separate sexes, some trees being female and others being male ... Female plants do not produce cones ... sclerotesta (the "shell" of the seed) and a papery endotesta, with the nucellus surrounding the female gametophyte at the center ...
Mule
... A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse ... species, 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word female:

    I prize the purity of his character as highly as I do that of hers. As a moral being, whatever it is morally wrong for her to do, it is morally wrong for him to do. The fallacious doctrine of male and female virtues has well nigh ruined all that is morally great and lovely in his character: he has been quite as deep a sufferer by it as woman, though mostly in different respects and by other processes.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

    The same polarity of the male and female principle exists in nature; not only, as is obvious in animals and plants, but in the polarity of the two fundamental functions, that of receiving and penetrating. It is the polarity of earth and rain, of the river and the ocean, of night and day, of darkness and light, of matter and spirit.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    Jail sentences have many functions, but one is surely to send a message about what our society abhors and what it values. This week, the equation was twofold: female infidelity twice as bad as male abuse, the life of a woman half as valuable as that of a man. The killing of the woman taken in adultery has a long history and survives today in many cultures. One of those is our own.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)