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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
                  • In the wake of the superflus and cataclysmic events, male writers tend to jump to that unholy trinity of rape, murder and cannibalism.
                  • This is a male contraceptive pill based on the active ingredient of gendarussa, a shrub native to Indonesia , where the drug has been developed.
                  • Furthermore, a close structural analog of monochamol, 4-(n-heptyloxy)butan-1-ol, is produced by male A.
                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
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                  4. en malefactor
                  5. en malediction
                  Source: Wiktionary

                  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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