|1.||[ noun ] (grammar) a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness|
|Related terms:||grammatical_category neuter masculine feminine|
|2.||[ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles|
"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
|Related terms:||physiological_property maleness femaleness androgyny sex female male sexual asexual androgynous|