masculinization


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masculinization

 [mas″ku-lin-ĭ-za´shun]
1. the normal induction or development of male secondary sex characters in the male.
2. the induction or development of male secondary sex characters in the female or prepubertal male.
3. the condition of having such sex characters. Called also virilization.

mas·cu·lin·i·za·tion

(mas'kyū-lin-i-zā'shŭn),
The condition marked by the attainment of male characteristics, such as facial hair, either physiologically as part of male maturation, or pathologically by people of either sex.
[L. masculus, male]

masculinization

Endocrinology Virilization, see there Psychology A developmental differentiation and/or assimilation of masculine features and characteristics.

mas·cu·lin·i·za·tion

(mas'kyū-lin-ī-zā'shŭn)
The condition marked by the attainment of male characteristics, such as facial hair, either physiologically as part of male maturation, or pathologically by individuals of either sex.
[L. masculus, male]

masculinization

See VIRILIZATION.
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Abnormal expression of secondary sex characters in a population of mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis holbrooki: evidence for environmentally induced masculinization. Copeia 4:676-681 (1980).
This experiment was performed during the summer of 2015, so we cannot rule out the possibility that the estrogens expired (although they were stored below 4[degrees]C the entire time) and their effect at physiological level was altered, resulting in a masculinization instead of a feminization of the reproductive tissue.
Hence, the objectives of our present study are to evaluate the effectiveness of various doses of two hormonal treatments on masculinization, as well as growth performance and changes in gonadal structure after the termination of treatments.
In this sense some authors describe that female masculinization and lack of sexual dimorphism may be related to interspecific competition for feeding territory in Eulemur fulvus rufus (Ostner et al.
Corticosteroids deficiency leads to raised adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) which stimulates adrenal cortex to produce more androgenic hormones leading to features of masculinization (development of male characteristics in a genotypical female) of female fetus resulting in ambiguous genitalia.
Gardiner finds this symptomatic of a current American ethos of "militarized masculinity," arguing that the traditional Christ narrative "does not require Gibson's relentless masculinization of Jesus." Yet in order to make this claim, Gardiner prunes Gibson's film, with its many potential viewpoints and audience identifications, into a narrow narrative lens.
Phonosurgery for pitch alteration: Feminization and masculinization of the voice.
1999.--Effect of fish density on efficacy of masculinization by immersion in MDHT.
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Odessa was the epicenter and staging ground not only of the Russian Jew's secularization but also of his masculinization. The great voice and chronicler of this dual evolution was Issac Babel, whose stories I re-read with great pleasure while sitting in cafes on tourist-thronged Deribasovskaya Street, in a post-Soviet Odessa that has lost most of its Jews but is in many ways unchanged from the city that Babel described with such pungent and precise language, and to such mythic effect.