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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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Hence, the objectives of our present study are to evaluate the effectiveness of various doses of two hormonal treatments on masculinization, as well as growth performance and changes in gonadal structure after the termination of treatments.
A clitoris trespassed by the urethra is described in cases of extreme female masculinization as in hyenas (Crocruta crocruta) which has an hypertrophied clitoris trespassed by the urethra however forming a urogenital sinus due to the absence of an external vaginal ostium (Yalcinkaya et al.
In addition, it is thought that increased level of testosterone provides masculinization of the brain an determines cognitive functions, sexual behavior and sexual orientation in relation (4, 28).
My assumption that the WAR metaphor functions as a masculinization device is backed by Fleischmann (2001: 485), who states that "to the extent that war is still a largely male enterprise, [the WAR] metaphor subtly reinforces [the social domain's] traditional gender bias".
Cyproheptadine is not efficacious and aminoglutethimide is not recommended because it may cause fetal masculinization.
Some males did not have an elbow, and this could be due to immature gonopodia, masculinization of females, or both.
Exposure of abnormal androgen levels cause masculinization of female ex- ternal genitalia.
Gardiner finds this symptomatic of a current American ethos of "militarized masculinity," arguing that the traditional Christ narrative "does not require Gibson's relentless masculinization of Jesus.
However, when these epi-marks are transmitted across generations from fathers to daughters or mothers to sons, they may cause reversed effects, such as the feminization of some traits in sons, such as sexual preference, and similarly a partial masculinization of daughters.
Jake, the narrator, sees all this as he begins to move toward a different type of masculinization.
Phonosurgery for pitch alteration: Feminization and masculinization of the voice.