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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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Jackson-Houlston (following the earlier argument of Ina Ferris) argues that Scott deliberately masculinised the novel by assuming the viewpoint of a historian.
This would be an image, then, that undermines the dominance of masculinised values of difference and domination as fundamental to the conception of national identity.
[28] As I have been arguing, this reassertion of oppressive masculinised power signals implications for our conception of the national situation where for observers like Schoene the changing state of the nation creates opportunities for transforming our idea of national identity.
Each provided life historical accounts of their difficulties associated with body identity and masculine identity growing up in masculinised domains.
So how do I still maintain my femininity and what I'm all about, yet project what is perceived as the male powerful macho, testosterone, excuse me, sort of image that's there?' (13) Holcomb's comment epitomizes the difficulty that women face when trying to balance masculinised aspects of power and influence with their own femininity.
"Their auditory centres have been masculinised and the presumption is that so have the sites in the brain that direct sexual preference," said Dennis McFadden, the main author of the study.
Therefore, dominant males were both masculinised and defeminised in terms of their gene expression.
The very nature of many masculinised contact team sports such as Australian Rules Football, Rugby Union, and Rugby League can have immediate physical implications through heavy collisions upon the brain and torso.
Dr Manning said: "Men with long ring fingers are highly masculinised before birth.