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virile

 [vir´il]
specifically, having male copulative power.

vir·ile

(vir'il),
1. Relating to the male sex.
2. Manly, strong, masculine.
3. Possessing masculine traits.
[L. virilis, masculine, fr. vir, a man]

virile

/vir·ile/ (vir´il)
2. specifically, having male copulative power.

virile

[vir′əl]
Etymology: L, virilis, masculine
1 pertaining to or characteristic of an adult male; masculine; manly.
2 possessing or exhibiting masculine strength, vigor, force, or energy.
3 pertaining to the male sexual functions; capable of procreation. Compare virilism. virility, n.

vir·ile

(vir'il)
1. Relating to the male sex.
2. Manly, strong, masculine.
3. Possessing masculine traits.
[L. virilis, masculine, fr. vir, a man]

virile

1. peculiar to men or the male sex.
2. possessing masculine traits, especially copulative power.
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