fem-, femi-

(Latin: woman, women; not masculine: neither man nor men)

anti-feminist, antifeminist; anti-feminism, antifeminism
1. Anyone who is opposed to women or to feminism (advocacy of the rights of women; based on the theory of equality of the sexes); a person (usually a man) who is hostile to sexual equality or to the advocacy of women's rights.
2. Of, pertaining to, someone who is against the idea of the equality of the sexes or any of various beliefs antagonistic to feminism and a belief in the superiority of men over women.
bonne femme
1. Also à la bonne femme. In the manner of a good housewife; applied especially postpositively to food prepared in various ways.
2. Etymology: from French, bonne, "good" and femme, "wife".
covert-feme (adjective) (no comparisons)
A reference to a man who is under the cover or protection of his wife.
defeminize (verb), defeminizes; defeminized; defeminizing
To deprive someone of being a female.
ecofeminism
A socio-political theory and movement that associates ecological (especially, environmental) concerns with feminist ones; especially, while regarding both as resulting from male dominance and exploitation.
ecofeminist
Of, relating to, or characteristic of ecofeminism; advocating or adhering to ecofeminism.
effeminacy
Effeminate quality; unmanly weakness, softness, or delicacy.
effeminate
1. Of things characterized by, or proceeding from, unmanly weakness, softness, or delicacy.
2. Used as a reference to being feminine; characteristic of women.
3. To make womanish or unmanly.
effeminated
1. Rendered womanish or unmanly.
2. Reduced to the employments of a woman.
effeminately
In an effeminate or unmanly manner or style.
effeminateness
The quality or condition of being effeminate or womanish; unmanly softness or weakness.
effeminating
The action or process of rendering effeminate; unmanly softening or weakening.
effeminize, effeminized, effeminizing
To render effeminate or womanish in character or appearance.
female
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.
—Anonymous
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.

Related "woman, female" units: anilo-; gyno-; mulie-; virgo-.