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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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From these points of view, the Japanese wrinkled frog, Rana rugosa, is a suitable experimental animal for the following reasons: a) in the gonadal sex differentiation of R.
We used one-tailed tests because the results of Willingham and Crews (3) demonstrated that the compounds used in this experiment alter temperature-dependent gonadal sex determination, increasing the ratio of females.
Gonadal sex differentiation in Tilapia mossambica with special regard to the time of oestrogen treatment effective in inducing feminization of genetic fishes.
Folliclestimulating hormone signaling and Foxl2 are involved in transcriptional regulation of aromatase gene during gonadal sex differentiation in Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus.
At WwTW B, there was no concentration-related effect on duct feminization at 200 dph, but there was at 300 dph, when more fish had completed sexual differentiation (and thus their gonadal sex could be determined).
Analysis of the gonadal sex of five intersex pigs using Y chromosomal markers.
Museum specimens from throughout Illinois (Figure 1) were examined to compare cricket frog gonadal sex in three regions of the state during five time periods.