To be sure, he remains one of our most unabashedly heterosexual writers, reveling in the taste of femaleness.
Her problem is to get the factor on which the quality depends into an ovum that carries also the factor for femaleness.
For she knew that she had always her price of ransom—her femaleness.
Biologists now generally prefer to say that a fertilized egg is "predisposed" to maleness or femaleness, instead of "determined."
Without Maleness, femaleness has no significance—no existence, in fact.
If the total dose of maleness exceeds the total dose of femaleness, the sex will be male, and vice versa.
In the many books about women it is, naturally, their femaleness that has been studied and enlarged upon.
In her femaleness she felt a secret riches, a reserve, she had always the price of freedom.
Sex—that is to say, maleness and femaleness—is present from the moment of birth, and in every act or deed of every child.
Let us accept, then, this sensitiveness both physical and psychical, as at least the natural character of femaleness.
early 14c., from Old French femelle (12c.) "woman, female," from Medieval Latin femella "a female," from Latin femella "young female, girl," diminutive of femina "woman" (see feminine).
Sense extended in Vulgar Latin from humans to female of other animals. Spelling altered late 14c. on mistaken parallel of male. As an adjective, from early 14c. Reference to sockets, etc., is from 1660s.
female fe·male (fē'māl')
Of, relating to, or denoting the sex that produces ova or bears young. n.
A member of the sex that produces ova or bears young.
A woman or girl.
Noun A female organism.