Definition of virilism in English:


Line breaks: vir¦il|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪrɪlɪz(ə)m


[mass noun] Medicine
  • The condition which results from virilization.
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    • However, he pointed out that androgen-related baldness was not strictly a male problem, and could also occur in women with high levels of male sex hormones, a condition called adrenal virilism.
    • These typical lesions of the frontal bone with associated obesity and virilism were first described by Morgagni.
    • Adrenal virilism is caused by an androgen-secreting adrenal tumor or by adrenal hyperplasia.

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