Associations to the word «Female»
FEMALE, adjective. Belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has XX chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
FEMALE, adjective. Belonging to the feminine (social) gender.
FEMALE, adjective. (grammar) (less common than 'feminine') Feminine; of the feminine grammatical gender.
FEMALE, adjective. (figuratively) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
FEMALE, noun. One of the female (feminine) sex or gender.
FEMALE, noun. A human member of the feminine sex or gender.
FEMALE, noun. An animal of the sex that produces eggs.
FEMALE, noun. (botany) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organ capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
FEMALE CIRCUMCISION, noun. (medicine) (science) the specific removal of solely the clitoral hood, the female prepuce cognate to the foreskin removed in the male equivalent
FEMALE CIRCUMCISION, noun. (dated) (slang) Any operation involving removal of any of various parts of the female external genital organs including and in addition to the hood, such as the clitoris or labia; regarded as mutilation in many societies. [from 17th c.]
FEMALE CIRCUMCISIONS, noun. Plural of female circumcision
FEMALE CONDOM, noun. A device that inserted into the vagina during sexual intercourse as a barrier contraceptive to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy.
FEMALE CONDOMS, noun. Plural of female condom
FEMALE EJACULATION, noun. The forceful expulsion of fluids from the vagina during the female orgasm, possibly originating from the Skene's gland (paraurethral ducts) and/or urethra.
FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING, noun. Female genital mutilation.
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, noun. The complete amputation or partial cutting of the external female genitalia. [from 20th c.]
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, noun. Any mutilation of the female genitals done for non-medical reasons, such as the infliction of abrasion, burns (chemical or cauterizing), or cuts or slits, or amputation or piercing. [from 21st c.]
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATIONS, noun. Plural of female genital mutilation
FEMALE HYSTERIA, noun. A now unrecognized medical diagnosis made exclusively in women with symptoms including faintness, nervousness, sexual desire, insomnia, fluid retention and heaviness in the abdomen.
FEMALE PROSTATE, noun. Skene's gland
FEMALE PROSTATES, noun. Plural of female prostate
FEMALE, noun. An animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa).
FEMALE, noun. A person who belongs to the sex that can have babies.
FEMALE, adjective. Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries".
FEMALE, adjective. Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage".
FEMALE, adjective. For or pertaining to or composed of women or girls; "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus".
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