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1. The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both animals and plants; the physical difference between male and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by which male is distinguished from female.

2. One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the distinction of male and female.

3. (Science: botany) The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are of opposite sexes. One of the groups founded on this distinction. The sex, the female sex; women, in general.

Origin: L. Sexus: cf. F. Sexe.

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Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki

... have the hormones that produce the secondary sexual characteristics. If you look at prepubescent children you will see the same similarity in the sexes.

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by animartco
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Concept of sexuality in plants.

... per se is sporophyte which is diploid and gives rise to haploid spores, which are the pollen and ovules. However, mostly plants contain both "sexes".

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by JackBean
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Concept of sexuality in plants.
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Re: Why are animals so quiet?

... family the calls are more specifically to attract a mate. The calls of animals have the same purpose, but since there are fewer animals where the sexes stay together to bring up the offspring their calls are fewer. Animals that share responsibility for offspring are much more vocal, and with a ...

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by animartco
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are animals so quiet?
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Views: 3023

The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.

... through natural selection. Mathematically, the only reasonable conclusion is that felines were, at one time, in an initial state in which both sexes had barb-compatible reproductive systems. Extending the line of logic of pairing barbed and non-barbed reproductive systems, how could a species ...

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by irtree
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
Replies: 5
Views: 5000

Gene Linkage Problems

... legs and large eyes as dominant characteristics. White legs and small eyes are recessive. The genes are linked and crossing over occurs in both sexes. Two goats with the dominant phenotypes were test crossed. The results were: Cross 1 Cross 2 Yellow legs, large eyes 275 9 Yellow legs, small ...

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by kkisamazing
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene Linkage Problems
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