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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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A HIGH street chain is to "masculinise" its approach to selling irons in response to growing demand from male customers.
Professor Harley's earlier research had shown that SRY is a sex-determining gene, which directs the prenatal development of the testes, which in turn secrete hormones which masculinise the developing body.