masculinize


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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 second reason that utopians typically seek to masculinize women is that a feminine woman is vulnerable to the attractions of a masculine man.
Similarly, refusing to color his suicidal Lucretia, Lotto in effect masculinizes her, shields her from the familiar charge of seductive femininity.
Five years ago, Bortone, who has collaborated with the Samford team, reported data showing that adding androgens to water in the laboratory could masculinize female mosquitofish (SN: 7/15/95, p.
The feminization of shirkers and conscientious objectors in public discourse helped to masculinize male war workers and farmers.
A drug designed to completely masculinize or feminize the parasites would halt their sexual reproduction.
The pair point out that fourteen of the twenty diverse fish genera previously reported as having TSD in fact have sex chromosomes, and that it takes unnatural temperatures found only in the laboratory to masculinize their genetic females.
While the domestic occasion of the early nineteenth century represented the feminization of the middle-class home, radio broadcast of the game at Thanksgiving helped masculinize the domestic festival.
No major cultural or scientific development ever comes about as the result of one factor, and certainly, there can be no monocausal explanation of psychoanalysis - in this case Freud's Jewish self-hatred and a desire to masculinize Judaism.