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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Mule
... A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse ... 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 ...
Pollen
... 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) ...
Video Game Controversies - Demographics - Gender
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Ginkgo Biloba - Reproduction
... 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 ...
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 ... 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:

    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 seemed intent on making it as difficult for myself as possible to pursue my “male” career goal. I not only procrastinated endlessly, submitting my medical school application at the very last minute, but continued to crave a conventional female role even as I moved ahead with my “male” pursuits.
    Margaret S. Mahler (1897–1985)

    One of the reasons for the failure of feminism to dislodge deeply held perceptions of male and female behaviour was its insistence that women were victims, and men powerful patriarchs, which made a travesty of ordinary people’s experience of the mutual interdependence of men and women.
    Rosalind Coward (b. 1953)