Female vs Ciswoman - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between female and ciswoman

is that female is one of the female (feminine) sex or gender while ciswoman is (lgbt) a cisgender woman, a woman who is biologically female.

As an adjective female

is belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has xx chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

female

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has XX chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  • * 1987 , Don't Shoot[,] Darling!: Women's Independent Filmmaking in Australia , page 350:
  • A travelling shot of a harbour view near Sydney's White Bay moves into a domestic interior as a female voice says, 'There was nowhere else to live except alone.'
  • Belonging to the feminine (social) gender.
  • (grammar, less common than 'feminine') Feminine; of the feminine grammatical gender.
  • * 2012 , Naomi McIlwraith, Kiyâm: Poems (ISBN 1926836693), page 43:
  • The teacher's voice inflects the pulse of nêhiyawêwin as he teaches us. He says a prayer in the first class. Nouns, we learn, have a gender. In French, nouns are male or female , but in Cree, nouns are living or non-living, animate or inanimate.
  • (figuratively) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
  • Synonyms

    * feminine * (figuratively) socket

    Coordinate terms

    * intersex * transgender * male * neuter

    Derived terms

    * female-assigned, cisfemale, transfemale

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the female (feminine) sex or gender.
  • # A human member of the feminine sex or gender.
  • # An animal of the sex that produces eggs.
  • # (botany) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organ capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
  • Synonyms

    * girl; see also * woman; see also

    See also

    * female genital mutilation * (Symbol for female) * (wikipedia) * sex, gender, gender identity

    ciswoman

    English

    Noun

    (ciswomen)
  • (LGBT) A cisgender woman, a woman who is biologically female.
  • * 2010 , Holly Kearl, Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women , Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 978-0-313-38496-7, page 57:
  • Not only do people harass and attack transwomen for being who they are: transwomen also face scrutiny from both ciswomen and cismen over “what” they are.

    Synonyms

    * genetic girl (GG)

    Coordinate terms

    * cisman, transwoman, transman

    Hypernyms

    * cisperson

    See also

    * cisgender, transgender, cisfemale, cismale