Definitions for virilismˈvɪr əˌlɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•il•ismˈvɪr əˌlɪz əm(n.)

  1. the condition in a female of having male secondary sex characteristics.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of virilism:

1895–1900

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Virilism

    Development of male secondary SEX CHARACTERISTICS in the FEMALE. It is due to the effects of androgenic metabolites of precursors from endogenous or exogenous sources, such as ADRENAL GLANDS or therapeutic drugs.

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