virilism

noun vir·il·ism \ ˈvir-ə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of virilism

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

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1922

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virilism

noun vir·il·ism \ ˈvir-ə-ˌliz-əm \

medical Definition of virilism

1 : precocious development of secondary sex characteristics in the male
2 : the appearance of secondary sex characteristics of the male in a female

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