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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... of their movement from the 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 ... and produces a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule (or female gametophyte) ...
... 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) ... is no known instance of a male mule siring offspring, female mules have on very rare occasion given birth to viable offspring ...
... 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 ... two birds will repeat this until finally the male latches onto the female and they begin to free-fall down to earth ...
... 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 represent the female population at all ... as obstacles to the goal of the game"), and trivial ("females depicted in fairly non-significant roles") ...
... are dioecious, with separate sexes, some trees being female and others being male ... Female plants do not produce cones ... seed) and a papery endotesta, with the nucellus surrounding the female gametophyte at the center ...
Famous quotes containing the word female:
“If you think it will only add one sprig to the wreath the country twines to bind the brows of my hero, I will run the risk of being sneered at by those who criticize female productions of all kinds. ...Though a female, I was born a patriot.”
—Annie Boudinot Stockton (17361801)
“If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.”
—Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (17671835)
“I am obnoxious to each carping tongue
Who says my hand a needle better fits,
A poets pen, all scorn, I should thus wrong;
For such despite they cast on female wits:
If what I do prove well, it wont advance,
Theyll say its stolen, or else it was by chance.”
—Anne Bradstreet (c. 16121672)