virilization

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

Definition of virilization

  1. :  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

1946

First Known Use of virilization

1946


Medical Dictionary

virilization

noun vir·il·iza·tion

Medical Definition of virilization

  1. :  the condition of being or process of becoming virilized

Variants of virilization

also British

virilisation

\ˌvir-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play

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