masculinisation


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masculinisation

Endocrinology
Virilisation, see there.
 
Psychology
The developmental differentiation and/or assimilation of masculine features and characteristics.
 
Sports medicine
Acquisition of secondary male characteristics in female body builders who use anabolic steroids, such as clitoral enlargement, deepening of voice and facial hair growth.
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(36) Doane argues that the female spectator is forced to oscillate between a 'feminine' and 'masculine' position: she can either identify with a female character--which entails adopting a passive, often masochistic position--or with the active male hero, a process that Mulvey describes as the 'masculinisation of spectatorship'.
Early life exposure to environmental levels of the aromatase inhibitor tributyltin causes masculinisation and irreversible sperm damage in zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Second, male sex hormones have potent side effects and can cause masculinisation. This usually shows as a lowering of the voice and hirsutism, including facial hair growth.
Ce sont surtout des femmes qui sont pauvres aujourd'hui et rien n'annonce une masculinisation prochaine de la pauvrete.
According to the study, the level of testosterone present during pregnancy leads to a "masculinisation effect" in both men and women.
The report predicts that the increased feminisation of the workplace will lead to a "masculinisation" of the home.
In the specific clinical scenario used in the study, the transgender actress was taking the anti-androgen hormone, spironolactone, for reducing masculinisation, along with the feminising hormone estradiol.
The puppy, the first documented case anywhere in the world of a French bulldog with this alteration, had a low level of masculinisation, since the vulva was normal despite the size of the clitoris.