secondary sexual characteristic


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secondary sexual characteristic

n
(Biology) any of various features distinguishing individuals of different sex but not directly concerned in reproduction. Examples are the antlers of a stag and the beard of a man
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Noun1.secondary sexual characteristic - the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)
sex character, sex characteristic, sexual characteristic - those characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
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Differences in morphological characteristics and suppressed development of secondary sexual characteristics have also been linked to exposure to ECs (Jobling et al.
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Although the sexes in fathead minnows are usually very distinct, in other fish species secondary sexual characteristics in males develop differently as dominant (territorial) males appear during group culturing, whereas others show less obvious secondary sexual characteristics (30).
CPP, which is more prevalent in girls, is characterized by the premature development of secondary sexual characteristics due to an increase in secretion of the sex hormones.
In teenage boys, low testosterone levels may prevent the development of secondary sexual characteristics such as body and facial hair.
Turner's syndrome is a genetic disorder in girls that occurs in approximately 1 in 2,500 live births and results in short stature and failure to develop secondary sexual characteristics.
According to case agents, the images also reflected prepubescent minors based on their lack of observable secondary sexual characteristics.