Translation of female in Spanish:

female

femenino, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈfiːmeɪl//ˈfiˌmeɪl/

adjective

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    • 1.1Botany Zoology Biology

      (organ/hormone) femenino
      a female elephant/ant un elefante/una hormiga hembra

    • 1.2(of humans)

      (population/suffrage) femenino
      (victim) del sexo femenino
      (ward) de mujeres
      female heir heredera feminine
      • female prisoner presa
      • female graduates licenciadas
      • that's a typically female reaction esa es una típica reacción femenina / de mujer

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    Technology
    (thread/coupling/socket) (invariable adjective) hembra

noun

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    Botany Zoology
    hembra feminine
    • The cubs are cared for by all the females in the pride, and will suckle from other females as well as from their mother.
    • Figures show that women in Glasgow will die earlier than females anywhere else in Britain.
    • The life cycle begins as the adult female lays its eggs while burrowing into the skin.
    • This can be easily done in very thin females but is more difficult in heavier women.
    • This is more frequent in teenage boys than girls but is increasing among young females in my experience.
    • Most of my key operational females have no childcare responsibilities at all.
    • For moss sperm, attempts at fertilizing the female of the species may be doomed before they even begin.
    • It also occurs in females, particularly when they need to defend their young.
    • However, the sexual objectification of females is not confined to pornography.
    • The females enter the spawning bays a few days later and spawning normally occurs around dawn and dusk.
    • Biological differentiation into male and female makes sexual reproduction possible.
    • When the females arrive they rest up in deeper water until conditions are perfect for spawning.
    • This may give females a particularly large benefit from reallocating paternal expenses.
    • Everyone young and old, male and female bore this mark in the same place.
    • The sharks stay as late as December some years, before the females head north into Mozambique.
    • It is the females that inflict the bite to extract the blood they need to assist the production of their eggs.
    • There is also some sage advice for females wanting to break into what is still essentially a male domain.
    • This system of marking the females is still used at all levels of society.
    • The females manoeuvre for position in the middle of the shoal - with the biggest in the centre.
    • The chromosome from the father determines whether the offspring becomes male or female.
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    (woman, girl)
    • 2.1(in official reports)

      mujer feminine
      a female aged 32 una mujer de 32 años

    • 2.2derogatory

      mujer feminine