virilescence

noun
vir·​i·​les·​cence | \ ˌvirəˈlesᵊn(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of virilescence

: the acquiring of characters more or less like those of the male often by a barren or old female

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Other Words from virilescence

virilescent \ ¦⸗⸗¦lesᵊnt \ adjective

History and Etymology for virilescence

virile + -escence

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“Virilescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virilescence. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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