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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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For example, the moth catch in orchards treated with sex pheromone dispensers for mating disruption of C.
Present study was focused to describe in detail the elements of courtship and mating behaviors of the Chinese chive fly and provided an evidence of its sex pheromone.
Identification of critical secondary components of the sex pheromone of the navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
molesta to nanofibers containing synthetic sex pheromone in field conditions; v) quantify the pheromone in PVAc and PCL nanofibers by gas chromatography and; vi) determine the morphology of the nanofibers produced by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
An unusual stereochemistry-bioactivity relationship was observed in the case of olean (7), the female-produced sex pheromone of the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae Gmelin).
For example, trail pheromones guide workers from nest to food sources, queen pheromones attract workers, and sex pheromones bring males and females together for mating.
Scientists have found that sex pheromones play an important role in finding a suitable partner of the same species; yet, little is known about the evolution and genetic basis of these alluring smells.
The method for contact sex pheromone detection was modified from Zhang et al.
The odour makes the difference: male moths attracted by sex pheromones ignore the threat by predatory bats.
Is the sex pheromone of Lycosa rabida (Araneae: Lycosidae) deposited on a substratum?