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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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 ... 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
... with separate sexes, some trees being female and others being male ... Female plants do not produce cones ... of the seed) and a papery endotesta, with the nucellus surrounding the female gametophyte at the center ...
Video Game Controversies - Demographics - Gender
... As of 2011, over 40% of players are female, according to the video game industry ... 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 not represent the ... in Distress'"), opposed ("evil or as obstacles to the goal of the game"), and trivial ("females depicted in fairly non-significant roles") ...
Mule
... A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse ... 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 ...
Pollen
... 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 ... a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule (or female gametophyte) ...

Famous quotes containing the word female:

    Of all the riddles of a married life, said my father ... there is not one that has more intricacies in it than this—that from the very moment the mistress of the house is brought to [child]bed, every female in it ... becomes an inch taller for it....
    I think rather, replied my uncle Toby, that ‘tis we who sink an inch lower.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about women “having it all.” Myself, I think that is not really an accurate description of female lives today. It seems to me that what we have been up to is DOING it all.
    Sylvia Hewlett (20th century)

    Girls, get an education and escape slavery.
    Rena Rietveld Verduin, U.S. farm woman. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 45, by Gerda Lerner (1977)