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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Isolation and identification of the sex pheromone and development of a sex attractant for Lacanobia subjuncta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Therefore, the development of the cost-effective and operationally simple synthetic strategy for the sex pheromone of ACB is still of great interest in agrochemicals.
It is possible that this is due to the rhythm of calling time of female flies who release their sex pheromone at higher amounts during that time.
cheiragonus urine samples, collected from premolt females caught as one of a precopulatory pair from the field and from postmolt females 2-6 days after molting, contained sex pheromone, which stimulates grasping behavior in males (Kamio et al., 2000).
Isolation, identification, and synthesis of a female sex pheromone of the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
In this study, the authors used the electrospinning technique for producing cellulose acetate nanofibers containing the grape berry moth Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) synthetic sex pheromone. The authors examined the possibility of incorporating the pheromone of this species within the nanofibers for their use in mating disruption in grapevine orchards.
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).
Female moths that survived to adulthood had decreased amounts of sex pheromone.
Sanders, "Monitoring spruce budworm population density with sex pheromone traps," The Canadian Entomologist, vol.
Robbins PS, Nojima S, Polavarapu S, Koppenhofer AM, RodriguezSaona C, Holdcraft RJ, Consolie NH, Peck DC, Roelofs WL (2009) Sex pheromone of the scarab beetle Phyllophaga (Phytalus) georgiana (Horn).
The method for contact sex pheromone detection was modified from Zhang et al.