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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
                  • Nadal is supposedly the alpha male in any slugfest. But Rosol's forehand shots were being sent towards the Majorcan at 93mph plus, and his was the fastest serve at 134mph.
                  • Males of all three species have very similar microtrichosity pattern of mesoscutum which otherwise helps to associate males with females even if not taken in copula.
                  • Meanwhile, literature supports the possibility of underdiagnosing AC in the hospital setting; exponentially so when males generally have poor hospital-attending behavior.
                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
                  • The female black widow spider is known to cannibalise the male.
                  • 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.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Uncomparable adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                  Related Links:
                  1. en males
                  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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