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
Synonyms: grammatical_gender
Related terms: grammatical_category neuter masculine feminine
2. [ noun ] (biology,sexuality) the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
Synonyms: sexuality sex

"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"

Related terms: physiological_property maleness femaleness androgyny sex female male sexual asexual androgynous
Similar spelling:   Gendron