Definition of secondary sexual characteristic in English:

secondary sexual characteristic

Line breaks: sec¦ond|ary sex¦ual char|ac¦ter|is¦tic


  • Any physical characteristic developing at puberty which distinguishes between the sexes but is not directly involved in reproduction.
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    • Male secondary sexual characteristics develop normally in puberty, although the testicles typically are small.
    • During puberty the sexual organs mature, the secondary sexual characteristics (such as breasts and body hair) develop and reproduction becomes possible.
    • I wonder if there's a similar study of whether young boys are developing secondary sexual characteristics at comparable ages?

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