virilescence

virilescence
A rarely used term for the assumption of male characteristics by the female.

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vir·i·les·cence (vir″ĭ-lesґəns) the development of masculine characteristics in a female. Cf. masculinization.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

См. также в других словарях:

  • virilescence — vir·i·les·cence …   English syllables

  • virilescence —   n. acquisition by females of male characteristics.    ♦ virilia, n. male reproductive organs.    ♦ virilism, n. masculinity in women, especially with secondary male characteristics …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • virilescence — …   Useful english dictionary

  • masculinization — The condition marked by the attainment of male characteristics, such as facial hair, either physiologically as part of male maturation, or pathologically by individuals of either sex. [L. masculus, male] * * * n. development of excess body and… …   Medical dictionary

  • mannishness — n masculinity, unfemininity, unladylikeness, unwomanliness, virilism FORMAL virilescence COLLOQ. butchness ≠ womanishness …   Useful english dictionary

  • virilescent — adjective see virilescence …   Useful english dictionary


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