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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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The higher market value of white(r) sex cells in Mexico's egg donation programs hence needs to be considered a function of "desire, fantasy and [(post-)colonial] imaginaries of race" (Waldby and Cooper, 2008: 66).
Sex cells recorded in the other months showed similar diameters, indicating that there is a proliferation of new elements or cells in early maturation stages throughout the period.
As it extends, the tube transports its passengers, the male sex cells, down through the style, delivering them to the female cells--where fertilization occurs.
Sex cells and stem cells are able to reactivate telomerase because they have to divide more than normal cells.
Nicotine was affecting both the lung cells and the sex cells in ways that caused the lungs that developed from those cells to develop abnormally, causing asthma.
MPs also backed the use of socalled "true hybrids" using the sex cells of a human and an animal.
If Brownback's goal were to prevent the public health threat, he wouldn't have limited his bill to banning the introduction of human neural and sex cells into animals; thus one can be forgiven for a degree of skepticism about his sincerity on this score.
It is triggered by pollen, the tiny yellow specks that carry the male sex cells of flowers.
That came after a busy Christmas promoting her first pop record, Get Your Tits Out For Christmas, on Sex Cells Records.
These mutations, also called copy errors, can occur early in fetal development, but because they aren't in the sex cells (the X or Y chromosomes) of the fetus, they can't be passed on.
The typical method for storing male sex cells involves dissecting the epididymides--tubes that store sperm in the testes--from dead animals.
The panel came out against the transfer of human embryos to the wombs of animals for further development and urged a prohibition on crossing human and animal sex cells.