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masculinize

 [mas´ku-lĭ-nīz]
to produce normal secondary sex characters in a male.
to produce male secondary sex characters in a female.

mas·cu·li·nize

(mas'kyū-li-nīz'),
To confer the qualities or characteristics peculiar to the male.

masculinize

(măs′kyə-lə-nīz′)
tr.v. masculin·ized, masculin·izing, masculin·izes
1. To cause to have qualities that are perceived as masculine: a work environment that is masculinized.
2. To cause (a female) to assume masculine characteristics, as through the influence of hormones.

mas′cu·lin·i·za′tion (-lə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

mas·cu·li·nize

(mas'kyū-li-nīz)
To confer the qualities or characteristics peculiar to the male.

masculinize

to produce masculine qualities in the female or in the sexually maturing male.
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Water downstream of pulp-mill operations on the Fenholloway is strongly masculinizing, or androgenic, whereas water upstream of the plant and in a nearby river is not, Environmental Protection Agency scientists reported at a November meeting in Nashville of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
A Swedish study of eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) points to yet another masculinizing influence.
Further study showed that men with Kennedy's syndrome had an unusually large number of CAG repeats, which seemed to render the men slightly less sensitive to the masculinizing effects of androgens.
One suggested hypothesis was that masculinizing compounds in the effluent were affecting gonadal differentiation of the embryos, resulting in skewed sex ratios.
We therefore hypothesized that masculinizing components in the effluent were causing the male-biased broods.
Taking the findings of induced male secondary sex characters into consideration, we have extensive evidence for the presence of masculinizing agents in pulp and paper mill effluents.
The bacteria, says Rigaud, "feminize" an embryonic wood louse that is genetically male by disrupting the production or effects of masculinizing hormones during its development.
Biology-oriented researchers point to mounting evidence linking homosexuality to a gene or genes, prenatal exposure to excessive amounts of masculinizing or feminizing hormones, and changes in brain structure.
Finally, a series of studies now under way at the University of West Florida in Pensacola is looking at the masculinizing effects of paper mill wastes on female fish.
The testes, in turn, produce a cocktail of masculinizing hormones that influnce gender-related developmental path-ways throughout a man's life.