(noun) “[A] term that denotes the presence of physical or physiological differences between males and females” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: sexes

Related Quotations:

  • “‘Sex’ (in the boring form) refers to whatever might be the essential biology of males versus females” (Kaufman and Kimmel 2011:53).

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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. (