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 for The sex
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sex \Sex\, n. [L. sexus: cf. F. sexe.]
     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.
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     2. One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the
        distinction of male and female.
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     3. (Bot.)
        (a) The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being
            fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are
            of opposite sexes.
        (b) One of the groups founded on this distinction.
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     The sex, the female sex; women, in general.
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