Definition of masculinize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaskyələˌnīz/


[with object]
1Induce male physiological characteristics in: male sex steroids masculinize female hyenas
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  • Adkins-Regan and Wade also found that masculinized female Zebra Finches (with sex-reversed gonads) exhibit male-typical bill coloration.
  • Developmentally, estrogens might be synthesized only locally in the telencephalon of male Zebra Finches to masculinize the neural circuits controlling song.
  • The white male becomes masculinized through the castration or symbolic feminization of his foil, the black male.
1.1Cause to appear or seem masculine: (as adjective masculinized) a slightly masculinized swagger
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  • Heavily masculinised contact sports celebrate and reinforce dominant roles of gender.
  • Sport and physical activity are masculinized domains.
  • With social networks largely confined to highly masculinized spaces, women had difficulty entering the industry in any capacity other than as their husbands' assistants.



Pronunciation: /ˌmaskyələnəˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • If you see this, you are very likely to see change in every other aspect of masculinisation as well.
  • Patients usually retain normal secondary sexual characteristics and rarely exhibit virilizing signs such as deepening of the voice, temporal balding or masculinization of body habitus.
  • This androgen exposure causes partial to complete masculinization of the external genitalia in utero, and the masculinized genitalia in the newborn female typically lead to diagnosis within days of birth.

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Syllabification: mas·cu·lin·ize

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