(Latin: woman, women; not masculine: neither man nor men)
- 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.
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.
2. Effeminacy, unmanliness.
The opposite is feme covert, "a married woman".
The term is also applied to women who have been deserted by their husbands, who do business as femes sole.
2. The killing of a woman.
For example, AIDS in Africa has been termed "mass femicide".
Femicide is in contrast to the literal meaning of homicide, meaning "the killing of men".
2. The personality of a woman; a female person.
3. A female trait or peculiarity.
4. The quality or nature of the female sex; womanliness; womanishness.
2. Female, feminine.
2. The term was first popularized by the U.S. talk show host Rush Limbaugh.