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":

Video Game Controversies - Demographics - Gender
... As of 2011, over 40% of players are female, according to the video game industry ... that of the 33 games sampled, 41% do not feature female characters, 28% portrayed women as sex objects, 21% depicted violence against women, and 30% did not ... in Distress'"), opposed ("evil or as obstacles to the goal of the game"), and trivial ("females depicted in fairly non-significant roles") ...
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 ...
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 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 ... a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule (or female gametophyte) ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word female:

    “Reason” in language: oh, what a fraudulent old female she is! I am afraid that we have not eliminated God because we still believe in grammar.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    We are all androgynous, not only because we are all born of a woman impregnated by the seed of a man but because each of us, helplessly and forever, contains the other—male in female, female in male, white in black and black in white. We are a part of each other. Many of my countrymen appear to find this fact exceedingly inconvenient and even unfair, and so, very often, do I. But none of us can do anything about it.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    I am obnoxious to each carping tongue
    Who says my hand a needle better fits,
    A poet’s pen, all scorn, I should thus wrong;
    For such despite they cast on female wits:
    If what I do prove well, it won’t advance,
    They’ll say it’s stolen, or else it was by chance.
    Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612–1672)