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% depicted violence against women, and 30% did ... opposed ("evil or as obstacles to the goal of the game"), and trivial ("females depicted in fairly non-significant roles") ...
Ginkgo Biloba - Reproduction
... Ginkgos 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 ...
Hawk - Reproduction
... The male and female will fly together up in the air in a circular motion ... the 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 ...
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
... 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) ...

Famous quotes containing the word female:

    Most women defend themselves. It is the female of the species—it is the tigress and lioness in you—which tends to defend when attacked.
    Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925)

    In the United States, it is now possible for a person eighteen years of age, female as well as male, to graduate from high school, college, or university without ever having cared for, or even held, a baby; without ever having comforted or assisted another human being who really needed help. . . . No society can long sustain itself unless its members have learned the sensitivities, motivations, and skills involved in assisting and caring for other human beings.
    Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917)

    This is mere madness,
    And thus a while the fit will work on him.
    Anon, as patient as the female dove
    When that her golden couplets are disclosed,
    His silence will sit drooping.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)