virilization

noun vir·il·iza·tion \ ˌvir-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of virilization

: the production of male secondary sex characteristics (such as facial hair) in a female; also : the masculinization especially of the urogenital tract of a developing female fetus

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1946

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virilization

noun vir·il·iza·tion
variants: also British virilisation play \ˌvir-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of virilization

: the condition of being or process of becoming virilized

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