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 ...
... 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) ... there is no known instance of a male mule siring offspring, female mules have on very rare occasion given birth to viable offspring ...
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 ... opposed ("evil or as obstacles to the goal of the game"), and trivial ("females depicted in fairly non-significant roles") ...
... 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 ... it germinates and produces a pollen tube that transfers the sperm to the ovule (or female gametophyte) ...

Famous quotes containing the word female:

    It is not menstrual blood per se which disturbs the imagination—unstanchable as that red flood may be—but rather the albumen in the blood, the uterine shreds, placental jellyfish of the female sea. This is the chthonian matrix from which we rose. We have an evolutionary revulsion from slime, our site of biologic origins. Every month, it is woman’s fate to face the abyss of time and being, the abyss which is herself.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    I wonder what subtle form of manslaughter is next on the program. Am I to be dropped into a vat of molten steel and become part of a new skyscraper, or are you going to ask this female to kiss me again and poison me to death?
    Ernest Lehman (b.1920)

    If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)