masculinization


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masculinization

 [mas″ku-lin-ĭ-za´shun]
1. the normal induction or development of male secondary sex characters in the male.
2. the induction or development of male secondary sex characters in the female or prepubertal male.
3. the condition of having such sex characters. Called also virilization.

mas·cu·lin·i·za·tion

(mas'kyū-lin-i-zā'shŭn),
The condition marked by the attainment of male characteristics, such as facial hair, either physiologically as part of male maturation, or pathologically by people of either sex.
[L. masculus, male]

masculinization

/mas·cu·lin·iza·tion/ (-lin-ĭ-za´shun)
1. normal development of male primary or secondary sex characters in a male.
2. development of male secondary sex characters in a female or prepubescent male.
3. the condition of having such sex characters.

masculinization

[mas′kyəlin′īzā′shən]
Etymology: L, masculinus + Gk, izein, to cause
the normal development or induction of male sex characteristics. See also virilization. masculinize, v.

masculinization

Endocrinology Virilization, see there Psychology A developmental differentiation and/or assimilation of masculine features and characteristics.

mas·cu·lin·i·za·tion

(mas'kyū-lin-ī-zā'shŭn)
The condition marked by the attainment of male characteristics, such as facial hair, either physiologically as part of male maturation, or pathologically by individuals of either sex.
[L. masculus, male]

masculinization

See VIRILIZATION.

masculinization

the normal induction or development of male sex characteristics in the male; also, the induction or development of male secondary sex characteristics in the female.
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