masculinisation


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masculinisation

Endocrinology
Virilisation, see there.
 
Psychology
The developmental differentiation and/or assimilation of masculine features and characteristics.
 
Sports medicine
Acquisition of secondary male characteristics in female body builders who use anabolic steroids, such as clitoral enlargement, deepening of voice and facial hair growth.
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5] While the deaths of women and children due to their being victims during hostilities may be marked by such a death feast, most, and certainly the largest, concern the deaths of warriors and big men, thus helping to generate a pronounced masculinisation of the event (see Nihill 1996a).
The masculinisation of food in warfare/big man omana is magnified by the quantities of meat for exchange.
This allows for heightened masculinisation and the marginalisation of the role of women vis-a-vis bodies (see Nihill 1996a).
Ce sont surtout des femmes qui sont pauvres aujourd'hui et rien n'annonce une masculinisation prochaine de la pauvrete.
Early life exposure to environmental levels of the aromatase inhibitor tributyltin causes masculinisation and irreversible sperm damage in zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Politicisation corresponds with an increasing masculinisation of exchange, such as warfare related events which highlight the male association of bodies when the agnates of a slain warrior or child, and the husbands and sons of women killed as part of hostilities receive compensation.
Certainly warfare deaths eventually re-centre women-associated bodies, but the politically charged nature of the giving of warfare death compensation is both reflected in, and to an extent constituted through, this masculinisation.