effemination


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feminization

 [fem″ĭ-nĭ-za´shun]
1. the normal induction or development of female secondary sex characters.
2. the induction or development of female secondary sex characters in the male.
testicular feminization complete androgen resistance.

ef·fem·i·na·tion

(e-fem'i-nā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with feminization.
Acquisition of feminine characteristics, either physiologically as part of female maturation, or pathologically by individuals of either sex.
[L. ef-femino, pp. -atus, to make feminine, fr. ex, out, + femina, woman]

ef·fem·i·na·tion

(e-fem'i-nā'shŭn)
Acquisition of appearance described as feminine, either physiologically as part of female maturation, or pathologically by individuals of either sex.
[L. ef-femino, pp. -atus, to make feminine, fr. ex, out, + femina, woman]
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The two protagonists' crises share key characteristics: fear of death, the desire for rejuvenation through a relationship with a much younger object of love, effemination, self-stylization in various male roles, and the inability to return to their old lives after a vacation that was intended to restore their masculine strength.