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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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Key words: androgenic, endocrine disruptors, gonadal differentiation, masculinization, ovary, testis.
However, in this experiment, water temperature during fry stage was maintained at approximately 27 [+ or -] 0.5[degrees]C, while the minimum water temperature reported resulting in a masculinization of the gonads and therefore a higher proportion of males is 28[degrees]C (Wessels & HorstgenSchwark, 2011; Alcantar-Vazquez et al., 2015).
Sensitive periods for the androgen-induced masculinization of the rat spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus.
In an attempt to produce an all-female population, masculinization of a normal mixed-sex population will be the initial step according to the laws of Mendelian inheritance (the offspring of an XX female and an XX male will be all female).
[21.] Komatsu T, Nakamura S, Nakamura M (2006) Masculinization of female golden rabbit fish Siganus guttatus using an aromatase inhibitor treatment during sex differentiation.
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.
Masculinization is a common feature of many adult cases, which is due to stromal leutinization, as suggested by Chervenak.
She offers insights about how O'Brien's work opens an alternative to the quest model for war literature, which in turn opens an alternative to the homosocial bildungsroman as a model for understanding the masculinization process.
De-feminization and masculinization are the differentiating processes that a fetus goes through to become male.
Cyproheptadine is not efficacious and aminoglutethimide is not recommended because it may cause fetal masculinization. (3)
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.