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    In female mammals, the organ in which the young live and grow before birth.


The traditional definition of female was "an individual of the sex that bears young" or "that produces ova or eggs". However, things are not so simple today. Female can be defined by physical appearance, by chromosome constitution (see Female chromosome complement), or by gender identification. Female chromosome complement: The large majority of females have a 46, XX chromosome complement (46 chromosomes including two X chromosomes). A minority of females have other chromosome constitutions such as 45,X (45 chromosomes including only one X chromosome) and 47,XXX (47 chromosomes including three X chromosomes).

A structural unit of an animal or plant that serves a specific function.



A culture specific syndrome of Canadians involving delusions of being possessed by a cannibal-istic monster (windigo), attacks of agitated depression, oral sadistic fears and impulses.

Word salad
A mixture of words and phrases that lack comprehensive meaning or logical coherence; commonly seen in schizophrenic states.

Water sports
A vernacular term for urophilia.

Wet dream
A dream with erotosexual content that ends in sexual orgasm. It occurs with greatest frequency in pubertal and adolescent boys. In some instances, the content of the dream is lost or fails to exist, and the ejaculate is the sole sign of the occurrence. When recalled, the topical content of the erotic dream reveals the content of one's idiosyncratic lovemap.

Wolffian duct structures
The embryonic structures that develop into the internal reproductive anatomy of the male, attached to the testicles; named for Kaspar F. Wolff, German embryologist (1733-1794).


A small, hard, abnormal growth of the skin or mucous membranes caused by a virus.

A pimple or small itchy elevation of the skin caused by an allergen.

A whistling or squeaky breathing sound caused by the narrowing (constriction) or blocking of the airway.

The act or process of giving up the use of a drug to which one has become addicted or dependent.

The joint or part of the arm between the hand and the forearm.

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