Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about adult human females. A woman is a female woman sex problems being. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. The spelling of “woman” in English has progressed over the past millennium from wīfmann to wīmmann to wumman, and finally, the modern spelling woman.
In Old English, wīfmann meant “female human”, whereas wēr meant “male human”. It is a popular misconception that the term “woman” is etymologically connected to “womb”. The symbol for the planet and goddess Venus or Aphrodite in Greek is the sign also used in biology for the female sex. Womanhood is the period in a human female’s life after she has passed through childhood and adolescence, generally around age 18. The word woman can be used generally, to mean any female human or specifically, to mean an adult female human as contrasted with girl. 16th century that it came to mean specifically a female child. There are various words used to refer to the quality of being a woman.
Menarche, the onset of menstruation, occurs on average at age 12-13. Narmer and the first queen of ancient Egypt. She may have been ruler of Egypt in her own right. Egypt and is the earliest known female physician and scientist. Ur whose tomb was discovered with many expensive artifacts. Kish chosen by the Nippur priesthood to become hegemonic ruler of Sumer, and in later ages deified as “Kubaba”. Akkadian queen, wife of Sargon of Akkad and mother of Enheduanna.
Other known pre-Sargonic queens of the first Lagash dynasty include Menbara-abzu, Ashume’eren, Ninkhilisug, Dimtur, and Shagshag, and the names of several princesses are also known. Zimrilim’s consort and queen of the Syrian city-state of Mari. During her husband’s absence, she ruled as regent of Mari and enjoyed extensive administrative powers as queen. Photograph of an adult female human, with an adult male for comparison.
Note that the body hair of both models is removed. In terms of biology, the female sex organs are involved in the reproductive system, whereas the secondary sex characteristics are involved in nurturing children or, in some cultures, attracting a mate. During early fetal development, embryos of both sexes appear gender-neutral. As in cases without two sexes, such as species that reproduce asexually, the gender-neutral appearance is closer to female than to male. Most women have the karyotype 46,XX, but around one in a thousand will be 47,XXX, and one in 2500 will be 45,X.