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a. Of, relating to, or designating the sex that has organs to produce spermatozoa for fertilizing ova.
b. Characteristic of or appropriate to this sex in humans and other animals: male hormones; male fashions.
c. Consisting of members of this sex: a male choir.
2. Of or denoting the gamete that is smaller and more motile than the other corresponding gamete. Used of anisogamous organisms.
a. Relating to or designating organs, such as anthers or antheridia, that produce gametes capable of fertilizing those produced by female organs.
b. Bearing stamens but not pistils; staminate: male flowers.
4. Designating an object, such as an electric plug, designed for insertion into another part or a socket.
1. A male organism.
2. A man or boy.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman masle, male, from Latin masculus, diminutive of mās, male.]
The capital of the Maldives, on Male, the chief atoll of the island country.
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|Noun||1.||maleness - the properties characteristic of the male sex|
sexuality, gender - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
virility - the masculine property of being capable of copulation and procreation
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1. (= state of being male) → masculinidad f
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n → Männlichkeit f
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