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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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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.
absoluta females contained a heteropycnotic body corresponding to the sex chromatin, which was absent in males (Fig.
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.
Morphology of sex chromatin: in most of the cells of the nuclei the form of triangle or it seems to be built up of two small rod lets (klingera spherical form is a drumstick in polymorph nuclear leucocytes (Mittwoch, 1967 and Tolks Dorf, 1974).
Therefore from the tissue cells it is possible to determine the sex in doubtful cases and also from the tissue fragments, non-pregnant uterus, uterus containing fibroid is proved that the sex chromatin can be determined in unpreserved, un fixed human tissues.
Effect of sexual maturation and castration on the sex chromatin pattern in the male rat.
Sex chromatin as a useful tool for detection of freemartinism in bovine twin (Abstracts) Indian J.
Barr bodies, or sex chromatin, inherited from the maternal X-chromosome, are located in somatic cells of female animals along the inner surface of the nuclear membrane (Davidson and Smith, 1954; Grumbach and Barr, 1958).