secondary male characteristic

secondary male characteristic

Any physical sign of change from a boy to a man–eg, development of facial hair. See Secondary sex characteristics.
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The male cat is sterile, unable to impregnate a female in heat but retains secondary male characteristics.
An androgen such as testosterone is then added to retain secondary male characteristics such as lower voice and facial hair.
Dulaurens then lists twelve more ancient and modern cases of women turning into men, including that of Phaetusa of the Corpus Hippocraticum, who in mourning over her banished husband was reported to have developed secondary male characteristics, a deeper voice and facial hair.

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