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secondary sex characteristic


secondary sex characteristic

noun

Definition of SECONDARY SEX CHARACTERISTIC

:  a physical characteristic (as the breasts of a female mammal or the nuptial plumage of a male bird) that appears in members of one sex at puberty or in seasonal breeders at the breeding season and is not directly concerned with reproduction—called also secondary sex character, secondary sexual characteristic
March 02, 2015
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Having a changeable luster or color
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