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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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In observation from the present study, while using leukocyte test for the diagnosis of sex chromatin, it is essential to consider all forms of neutrophilic nuclear appendages which include true drumsticks, sessile nodules, and racket structures for morphological sex differentiation.
The presence of sex chromatin in this species is a useful parameter for monitoring the effect of radiation, as its morphology and quantity can be used as a marker to identify sex chromosome aberrations (Makee & Tafesh 2006).
Further research including sex chromatin analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with the (TTAGG)n telomeric probe, and synaptonemal complex detection is needed to better understand the impact of X-rays on the karyotype of T.
Subsequently it was named as sex chromatin presence of sex chromatin in the cells is called chromatin positive and its absence called as chromatin negative.
The sex chromatin is usually located lying flattened against the inner surface of the nuclear membrane, measuring 0.
Many authors consider that only drumsticks are related to the sex chromatin (2), (7), (9), but if we analyze the series of Tomonaga et al.
Sex chromatin in normal newborns during the first two weeks of life: a blind study.
Sex chromatin as a useful tool for detection of freemartinism in bovine twin (Abstracts) Indian J.