What is another word for female?

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[ fˈiːme͡ɪl], [ fˈiːme‍ɪl], [ f_ˈiː_m_eɪ_l]

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In the English language, "female" is a gender-specific term for a person who is female. It is derived from late Latin femina, meaning "woman". The Latin word came into the English language before the classical Latin noun for "woman", muliebras, did. The Old English word feorma, which also meant "woman", is the ancestor of the modern English word "female".

In some species of life, females may be different from males in morphology and physiology. For example, female insects have ovaries that produce eggs, and females typically have longer legs than males.

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