Definition of masculinize in English:

masculinize

Line breaks: mas¦cu¦lin|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmaskjəlɪnʌɪz
 
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(also masculinise)

verb

[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.
  • 1.1Make (someone or something) masculine in nature or appearance: what feminism did was not to masculinize women but to ultra-feminize them
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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.

Derivatives

masculinization

noun
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  • 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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