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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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We conclude that letrozole at a dose 200 mg [kg.sup.-1] significantly inhibit estrogen production thereby increasing level of circulating testosterone via suppressed action of Cyp19 which significantly influenced sex differentiation for masculinisation in C.
Androgyny and the perceived 'masculinisation' of female dress and style, as described by this commentator in a Berlin newspaper in 1925, were and remain central to images of the 'New Woman' in Weimar Germany.
It also reveals a growing masculinisation of the sex ratio even in the 0-4 age group.
Astucieusement, en complement de cette liste de noms feminises, est jointe une [much less than]proposition de masculinisation des termes feminins[much greater than]: a [much less than]la bonne[much greater than] correspond [much less than]un domestique[much greater than] a [much less than]la sage-femme[much greater than], [much less than]un maieuticien[much greater than] Malgre l'intention d'equivalence semantique, on conviendra que ces termes sont pourvus de connotations differentes.
The report suggests that as the feminisation of the workplace grows there may be "a simultaneous masculinisation of the home".
In the study to be published todayTues in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, said they found the inner ears of female homosexuals have undergone "masculinisation," probably from hormone exposure before birth.
This increased risk may be due to the hormone therapy that transgender patients take for masculinisation or feminisation.
They may also have adverse long-term health consequences, including male infertility, masculinisation of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, adverse effects on blood lipid profile and an increased risk of heart attack and death.