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male meaning

EN[meɪl] [-eɪl]
US
WMale
  • A male (♂) organism is the physiological sex that produces sperm. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a larger female gamete, or ovum, in the process of fertilization.
  • Not all species share a common sex-determination system. In most animals, including humans, sex is determined genetically, but in some species it can be determined due to social, environmental or other factors.
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    Definition of male in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmalesPREmal-
    1. One of the male (masculine) sex or gender.
    2. Adjective
      1. Belonging to the sex which has testes and/or XY chromosomes.
        1. Belonging to the masculine gender (social category).
          1. (biology) Typical of, or typically found in, the male of a species.
            1. (grammar, less common than 'masculine') Masculine; of the masculine grammatical gender.
              1. (figuratively) Of instruments, tools, or connectors: designed to fit into or penetrate a "female" counterpart, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Median age 77 years, range [59–82]) and six healthy donors suffering traumatic subcapital fracture (one male and five females.
                  • Johnson et al. conclude, then, that tapetails, bignoses and whalefishes are in fact larvae, males and females of members of the family Cetomimidae.
                  • After quantification, the numbers of nuclei in the striatums of both males and females were decreased following FC infusion (Fig 1 ).
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Males castrated at birth are smaller (Field et al., 1997a ), and females ovariectomized at birth are larger than their intact male and female counterparts (Field et al., 2004 ).
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • Later it was found that both genes are specifically expressed in germ cell clusters, primordial and early primary oocytes in females and in prespermatogonia and spermatogonia in males.
                  • The female black widow spider is known to cannibalise the male.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Uncomparable adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
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                  2. en malevolent
                  3. en malevolence
                  4. en malefactor
                  5. en malediction
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of male for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "male" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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