(noun) “[A] term that denotes the presence of physical or physiological differences between males and females” (OpenStax College 2012).
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- Plural: sexes
- “‘Sex’ (in the boring form) refers to whatever might be the essential biology of males versus females” (Kaufman and Kimmel 2011:53).
- Michael, Robert T. 1994. Sex in America: A Definitive Survey. Boston: Little, Brown.
Kaufman, Michael, and Michael S. Kimmel. 2011. The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.
OpenStax College. 2012. The Difference Between Sex and Gender. Connexions, June 12, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42869/1.3/).