defeminization

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defeminization

[dē‚fem·ə·nə′zā·shən]
(physiology)
Loss or reduction of feminine attributes, usually caused by ovarian dysfunction or removal.
(psychology)
Psychic process involving a deep and permanent change in the character of a woman, resulting in a giving up of feminine feelings, and the assumption of masculine qualities.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.