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noun, Sociology.
the proportional distribution of the sexes in a population aggregate, expressed as the number of males per 100 females.

sex ratio n.

The proportion of males to females in a given population, usually expressed as the number of males per 100 females at a specific stage in life, especially at conception, birth, and a given stage between birth and death.

The ratio of the numbers of males to females affected by a particular disease or trait.


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