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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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2009), who found that MT was ineffective in altering phenotypic sex when largemouth bass were administered 60 mg [kg.
The management of the sex ratio can be extremely useful for the cultivation of some species, and hormonal treatments are in fact used to control the phenotypic sex of various fish species.
Chapters describe studies in areas such as sex chromosomes and gender differences, chromosomal versus phenotypic sex, genomic imprinting, X chromosome inactivation and gestational trophoblastic diseases, and mammalian X-linked gene function from X-monosomy and X-polysomy.
As noted earlier, phenotypic sex depends on gonadal sex.
Some authors (3) claim that up to 2 percent of live births may show deviation from the ideal male or female, though others insist that the prevalence of the conditions in which chromosomal sex is inconsistent with phenotypic sex is about 0.