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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.
2. One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the
distinction of male and female.
(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.
The sex, the female sex; women, in general.
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