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

Definition of masculinize in English:


[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.



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.

Words that rhyme with masculinize

vitaminize • gelatinize

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