masculinize


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masculinize

[′mas·kyə·lə‚nīz]
(physiology)
To cause a female or a sexually immature animal to take on male secondary sex characteristics.
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If the genre centers around the quest for the signifier as a way to construct subjectivities, as Lacan alleges, and that questing is in essence a desire for the phallus, as Derrida rightly points out, then the genre not only defines itself around gendered subjectivities but affords an opportunity to empower and masculinize detectives who ultimately come to occupy the third subject position.
A second reason that utopians typically seek to masculinize women is that a feminine woman is vulnerable to the attractions of a masculine man.
Conway begins her analysis of each Gospel by investigating how the titles applied to Jesus masculinize him.
43) So one consequence of the aggressive, gagliardo posture of Lotto's Lucretia is to masculinize her in this sense, which is appropriate for any Lucretia, ancient or modern, and in particular appropriate in relation to her willingness to die rather than live unchaste.
Five years ago, Bortone, who has collaborated with the Samford team, reported data showing that adding androgens to water in the laboratory could masculinize female mosquitofish (SN: 7/15/95, p.
Against this backdrop, Maxwell's juxtaposition of the Scottsboro writings of Langston Hughes and Louise Thompson provides a sharp critique of the gender politics of the Communist Party, particularly its tendency to masculinize its vision of interracial solidarity, and raises provocative questions about the ambiguities and contradictions of its rhetoric.
A drug designed to completely masculinize or feminize the parasites would halt their sexual reproduction.
The pair point out that fourteen of the twenty diverse fish genera previously reported as having TSD in fact have sex chromosomes, and that it takes unnatural temperatures found only in the laboratory to masculinize their genetic females.