correctly designated as male pseudohermaphroditism, as the term is commonly used; they have chromatin negative nuclei and a 46, XY chromosome constitution. However, it may designate an instance of true hermaphroditism in which overt bodily characteristics are predominantly male hermaphroditism in which only testes are present.
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male hermaphroditismAny of the congenital syndromes of sexual ambiguity occurring in genetically correct (46 XY), phenotypically incorrect males.
Defect in hormonal masculinisation secondary in either the quantity or quality of androgens, or due to end-organ insensitivity to androgens.
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male hermaphroditismMale pseudohermaphroditism Endocrinology Any of the congenital syndromes of sexual ambiguity occurring in genetically correct 46,XY, phenotypically incorrect male Etiology Induced in the fetus by a lack of hormonal masculinization secondary to either the quantity or type of ♂ hormone available, or to insensitivity of the tissues to ♂ hormone. Cf Male pseudohermaprhroditism.
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