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supermale

[′sü·pər‚māl]
(genetics)
In Drosophila, a male with one X chromosome and three or more sets of autosomes, resulting in sterility and generally early death.
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The Supermale is a novella that may be variously described as comic-grotesque science fiction, physiological burlesque, or techno-pornography, although this interpretation necessarily depends upon the observer's response to Jarry's account of a sexual marathon staged by his central protagonist.
6) Such romantic optimism about the transcending of human limits dates from this period, and The Supermale is a whimsical and prankish literary monument to its prestige.
In this experiment we investigated whether supermale and superfemale faces, with exaggerated sex-typical traits, are preferred to average male and female faces, respectively.
We created supermale and superfemale images, respectively, by exaggerating how the male average differed from the female average, and how the female average differed from the male average (details below).
In this desert-dwelling mustard species, however, "some were supermales, and some-were real wimps," reports Randall J.
His exhibition showed affinities to Rube Goldberg, Jessica Stockholder, and Fischli and Weiss, but in the end its thematic orientation came closest to Alfred Jarry's John Henry-like allegory, The Supermale.
His work should be taught in universities along with Joyce's, Eliot's and Pound's, and it should be realized that there is more to his oeuvre than the Ubu plays, as the innovative prose writing in Days and Nights, The Supermale, and Dr.
Furthermore, some offspring may get a Y from both mother and father and become so-called supermales.
If supermales reproduce, Nagler says, any offspring would invariably be male--skewing the sex ratio in a population.