virility


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masculinity

 [mas″ku-lin´ĭ-te]
the possession of masculine qualities.

vi·ril·i·ty

(vi-ril'i-tē),
The condition or quality of being virile.
[L. virilitas, manhood, fr. vir, man]

virility

/vi·ril·i·ty/ (vĭ-ril´ĭ-te) masculinity.

virility

See virile.

virility

The quality of having the strength, behaviour and sex drive of a (potent) man.

vi·ril·i·ty

(vir-il'i-tē)
The condition or quality of being virile.
[L. virilitas, manhood, fr. vir, man]

virility

The quality of sexual maleness, strength, vigour and energy.

virility

possession of normal primary sex characters in a male.
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But Brown-Sequard, whose purported regain of virility was likely placebo effect since his work could not be scientifically replicated; nevertheless, it was a serendipitous venture leading to sex-gland research with later isolation of testosterone and steroids.
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Emerging singly from their social clusters, they danced with zest and virility, then slipped smoothly back into the groups.
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There was a virility in the picture of this man, and I used to take the LP with me for my naps.
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Negro males may also have felt that they were reasserting the dominance and virility that had been taken from them during slave times.