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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, separation of sex; sexual distinction.
  • n. In ontogeny, the assumption by a primitively indifferent generative organ of the characters of the male or female.
  • n. In phylogeny, the acquisition of distinct sex by different individuals of a group or species of animals which were before hermaphrodite or of neither sex.

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