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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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Meanwhile, gonadal sex was identified histologically in the 24 [degrees]C and 32 [degrees]C groups, but not in the 17 [degrees]C groups at this time.
Guiguen Y, Fostier A, Piferrer Francesc, Chang CF (2010) Ovarian aromatase and estrogen: pivotal role for gonadal sex differentiation and sex change in fish.
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.
Based on these experiments, Jost proposed a theory for sex determination and differentiation; that is, that chromosomal sex determines gonadal sex which in turn orchestrates the differentiation of the genital ducts (part of the phenotypic sex).
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).
Influence of incubation temperature and gonadal sex on body size and locomotor performance of hatchling common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina).
The Texas researchers suggest that theparthenogenetic lizard and fly, with their different origins and needs for a "male' presence, uncouple the tight association between gonadal sex and behavioral sex.
CONCLUSION: Histopathological confirmation of the gonadal sex plays an significant role in the patients with disorders of sexual development .