adult female


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adult female an adult female person (as opposed to a man) "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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In literature:

An adult male elk weighs from 700 to 1,000 pounds; a female from 600 to 800 pounds.
"Fur Farming" by A. R. Harding
The average height of adult females is 4.71 inches less than the male average, and their average weight 32.2 lb.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The adult female deposits a single, large batch of eggs.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Eleven adult males and nine adult females shot at Topagaruk from July 5-10, 1951, weighed 29(22-30) and 28(25-31) grams, respectively.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
In adult fowls the male and female are readily distinguished by differences in appearance as well as by the voice.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
When young males are unlike the adult males, they usually resemble the female.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
The one specimen taken, a sub-adult female, weighed two pounds and fourteen ounces.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
This is the wolf that mated with adult female No.
"An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf" by Thomas F. Weise
We have at present two males, four adult females, and five kittens.
"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir
The population, therefore, at present numbers only eleven adult male members, eight female, and seven children.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
This is smaller than the adult male gorilla, and stouter than the female gorilla.
"Explorers and Travellers" by Adolphus W. Greely
When the adult male resembles the adult female, the young of both sexes have a peculiar first plumage of their own, as with the robin.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
It is the current belief that these groups consist of one adult male, and a number of females and their young.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4, September 1893" by Various
Percentages of Adult Females Recorded to Be in Late Pregnancy in the Monthly Samples From 1950 Through 1953.
"Aspects of Reproduction and Development in the Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster)" by Henry S. Fitch
Adult females grow larger than adult males.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
This symptom group is more common in males than in females and as a rule occurs only in adult life.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
No adult male member of the family is allowed to assist in the feast, because Hindoo females blush to eat before men.
"The Hindoos as they Are" by Shib Chunder Bose
An adult female trapped at Mud Lake, July 30, contained five large embryos.
"Notes on the Mammals of Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan, 1920" by L. R. Dice
The young of the first year resemble the adult female in having a chocolate-coloured crown.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
The horns of yearling males are larger and heavier than those of adult females.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman

In news:

The male Cooper's Hawk is an adult, but the female tending the nest is a first-year bird.
Robert Millage shot a 2-year-old sub-adult female wolf at about 5:30 Tuesday morning near the Lolo Motorway.
During the month of November, police stated older adults were approached at their homes and engaged in a conversation by a female suspect.
Difficult as it is, the adult male hummingbirds are a lot easier to identify than immatures and females.
According to the manager of the store, an adult male entered the store and asked an adult female customer to try on lingerie.
The first hospitalized flu case is a middle-aged adult female.
A new paper in the American Journal of Primatology reports on new instances of adult female Sumatran orangutans eating slow lorises.
The adult version recognizes female pastors - why not the kids'.
Midge is an adult, spayed female, Rottweiler mix.
Coco Puff 's guardian was able to take advantage of Dakin's "Moms Fixed Free" program, which provides the spay surgery for adult female cats free of charge at our Community Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Female Indian ringnecks do not have the colorful neck rings or facial markings found on adult males.
Switching a Gene in Adult Mice Easily Transforms Females Into Males.
Sicily appears to be a young adult Lab mix and is a spayed female.
When the adult female mixed terrier breed went missing nearly six weeks ago, Cormier lost hope of ever re-uniting with her.

In science:

As a case in point, consider a pharmaceutical company that asks clients to disclose the diseases they have suffered from in order to investigate the correlations in their occurrences – f or example, “Adult females with malarial infections are also prone to contract tuberculosis”.
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