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  1. masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisation(noun)

    the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)

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  1. virilization(Noun)

    Development of the sex characteristics that are typically found in men.

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  1. Virilization

    In biology and medicine, virilization refers to the biological development of sex differences, changes that make a male body different from a female body. Most of the changes of virilization are produced by androgens. Virilization is most commonly used in three medical and biology of gender contexts: prenatal sexual differentiation, the postnatal changes of normal male puberty, and excessive androgen effects in girls or women.


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