masculinization masculinization

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Having all those alleles hampers the masculinization of some parts of the brain that affect personality, making you gay, the theory goes.
  2. Ibsen foresaw that the emancipation of women actually meant the masculinization of women.

Quotes

  • "Masculinization of the sex ratio at birth is no longer restricted to the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, but has spread to the south and west where literacy rates are higher and fertility rates lower," notes Shabana Azmi, a famous...
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Shabana Azmi Source: United Press International

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