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feminine

 [fem´ĭ-nin]
pertaining to the female sex, or having qualities normally characteristic of the female.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

feminine

(fĕm′ə-nĭn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to women or girls.
2. Characterized by or possessing qualities traditionally attributed to women, such as demureness.

fem′i·nine·ly adv.
fem′i·nine·ness, fem′i·nin′i·ty (-nĭn′ĭ-tē) n.
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feminine

adjective Referring to characteristics and behaviours traditionally associated with women (e.g., mothering, multitasking, passiveness, emotional empathy).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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