virilism

noun
vir·​il·​ism | \ ˈvir-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce virilism (audio) \

Definition of virilism

: the appearance of male secondary sex characteristics (such as facial hair) in the female

First Known Use of virilism

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Virilism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virilism. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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virilism

noun
vir·​il·​ism | \ ˈvir-ə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce virilism (audio) \

Medical Definition of virilism

1 : precocious development of secondary sex characteristics in the male
2 : the appearance of secondary sex characteristics of the male (as facial hair) in a female

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