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Abnormal enlargement of the mammary glands in the male.



excessive unilateral or bilateral enlargement of the mammary glands in males, so that they sometimes resemble female glands. Temporary, mild gynecomastia often occurs in adolescent males. Pronounced gynecomastia is one of the symptoms of primary diseases of the endocrine glands, especially the gonads. Patients develop secondary female sex characteristics (feminine pelvis, hips, and voice), lose facial hair, and suffer sexual disturbances. Gynecomastia can also develop in cases of liver diseases (cirrhosis), because of disturbances in estrogen metabolism. Treatment involves elimination of the main disease and sometimes surgery.

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Another skit sees Corden wear an all-in-one boiler suit slashed to the waist, while Carr and Lee Collins also bare their chests, for a song about manboobs.
Scotland are the defending champions at the Jose Maria Olazabal-designed course at Mission Hills, but those who get their kicks by watching Colin Montgomerie's manboobs wobble up and down as he stomps off the green are in for a disappointment as our Monty has slimmed down.
The portly poacher has become a (quite literally) huge favourite at the Ricoh Arena since signing from Manboobs United and the Sky Blues faithful invariably greet his brief appearances with a chant of: