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tr.v. mas·cu·lin·ized, mas·cu·lin·iz·ing, mas·cu·lin·iz·es
1. To cause to have qualities that are perceived as masculine: a work environment that is masculinized.
2. To cause (a female) to assume masculine characteristics, as through the influence of hormones.

mas′cu·lin·i·za′tion (-lə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.masculinization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)masculinization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"


[ˌmæskjʊlɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nmasculinización f


n. masculinización. V.: virilization.
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Douglas Senderoff of NYC has announced a new surgical technique to improve the results of female to male (FTM) chest masculinization surgery.
In the next two or three decades, we are likely to see observable security ramifications of the masculinization of China's growing young adult population, especially combined with an understanding of the consequences of global aging .
The condition is characterized by masculinization of adolescent and adult female patients, distinguishing it from classical CAH, which presents in infancy and early childhood (4).
In humans and other primates testosterone is converted by the enzyme 5-[alpha]-reductase to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the proximal metabolite responsible for the masculinization of the external genitalia and the brain (Weiss 2011).
These include adverse effects on blood lipid levels; increased risk of heart attack and stroke; masculinization of women; shrinkage of the testicles; breast enlargement; infertility in males; and short stature in children.
De-feminization and masculinization are the differentiating processes that a fetus goes through to become male.
Cyproheptadine is not efficacious and aminoglutethimide is not recommended because it may cause fetal masculinization.
Although men and women were working toward the same goals, tensions were high because Frankel's work took place on the cusp of the masculinization of philanthropy and social work.
I argue that the significance of the opposite gender reversal, the masculinization of the feminine, is no less significant in the subverting of epic values for it subtends the transformation of la fine (death as fate) into il fine (death as Christian voluntas), the transformation of an unmediated end into a transcendent goal.
Some males did not have an elbow, and this could be due to immature gonopodia, masculinization of females, or both.
In fact, to the extent any still image refuses overt masculinization of the crucified Jesus, it invites a feminizing gaze because of its devitalization.
However, when these epi-marks are transmitted across generations from fathers to daughters or mothers to sons, they may cause reversed effects, such as the feminization of some traits in sons, such as sexual preference, and similarly a partial masculinization of daughters.