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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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Comparative transcriptome analysis of the accessory sex gland and testis from the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis).
The light microscopic morphology of the accessory sex glands of chiroptera (Krutzsch, 2000) remains poorly known and only single report is available on the ultrastructure of the accessory sex glands of chiropteran bat, Artibeus planirostris (Puga et al., 2013).
Accessory sex glands are important in reproductive functions of mammals.
The injection is aimed at treatment of men diagnosed with hypogonadism, which occurs when the body's sex glands produce little or no hormones.
Reproductive biology of invertebrates: accessory sex glands. In: Reproductive biology of invertebrates, vol.
Researchers are using ultrasound waves to deplete developing sperm cells in the testes (the male sex glands).
* Hypogonadism (little or no hormone production by sex glands)
The pelvic reproductive organs of the male are the urethra and accessory sex glands. The penis and prepuce make up the external genitalia.
Next, Bernstein shifts her attention to endocrinology, specifically the importance of sex glands in Soviet conceptions of sex.
Or, to use the words of Eugen Steinach, 'just as the sex glands are situated in the middle of the body, so too are they at the centre of life itself'.