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1. Belonging to the sex which bears offspring.
2. Composed or consisting of women, or of female animals or plants.
3. Peculiar to or characteristic of womankind.
4. A female person; a woman or girl.

In express or consciously implied antithesis with "male"; especially, one of the female individuals in any class or enumeration comprising people of both sexes.

5. A reference to a blossom or flower; having a pistil and no stamens; pistillate; fruit-bearing.

What a person may and may not call a woman

You may call a woman a kitten, but you must not call her a cat.
You may call her a mouse, but you must not call her a rat.
You may call her a chicken, but you must not call her a hen.
You may call her a duck, but you must not call her a goose.
You may call her a vision, but you must not call her a sight.
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feminine: female
1. Of persons or animals: belonging to the female sex; female.
2. Characteristic of, peculiar, or proper to women; womanlike, womanly.
3. In the same sense, of objects to which sex is attributed, or which have feminine names; especially, one of the heavenly bodies.
4. Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; consisting of women; carried on by women.
5. Characteristic of, peculiar or proper to women; womanlike, womanly.
6. In grammar, a word indicating the feminine, or female, gender.
7. To make feminine; to weaken; effeminate (considered to be obsolete).
8. Feminism is from about 1851, but meant at first "state of being feminine".
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(Latin: woman, wife; womanly, female)
(Latin: betrothed man, groom; betrothed woman, bride; both come from sponsus, past participle of spondere, "to promise, betroth" from Old French, espous [masculine, male]; espouse [feminine, female])
(Greek: feminine, female, females; daughter, daughters)
(Latin: woman, women; female, females; feminine, femininity)
(Latin: wife; spouse [female])
(Greek -issa > Late Latin -issa > Old French -esse > Middle English -esse: a suffix that forms nouns meaning a female +++, as in lioness, tigress, heiress, hostess, and sculptress)
(Samples of ancient beard and male and female hair styles)
(a female who is either a hit or a miss)
(Latin: womb; hollow, muscular organ of the female reproductive system in which the fertilized ovum, or egg, and the fetus, unborn baby, is nourished and grows until birth)
(Latin: originally, "sheath, scabbard, the husk of grain"; in medical science, the vagina or lowest part of the female genital tract, the canal that leads from the vulva to the uterus)
Word Entries containing the term: “female
female internal genitalia
The internal genital structures of the female, which include the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus, the uterine cervix, and the vagina.

These are, collectively, the female organs of reproduction.

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female organs of reproduction
The various organs of reproduction include the following:
  • The ovaries, which produce eggs (ova) and female hormones.
  • The Fallopian tubes, which transport the egg from the ovaries to the uterus.
  • The uterus, which receives the egg for fertilization and provides a growth environment for the developing embryo and fetus.
  • The cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus that opens into the vagina; and the vagina.
  • The muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the outside of the body and enables sperm to enter the female reproductive tract.
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female urethral opening
The external opening of the transport tube that leads from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body in a female.

The urethra in a female is shorter than the urethra in the male.

The meatus (opening) of the female urethra is below the clitoris and just above the opening of the vagina.

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