sex character

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: character - those characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
primary sex character, primary sex characteristic, primary sexual characteristic - the genetically determined sex characteristics bound up with reproduction (genitals and organs of reproduction)
secondary sex character, secondary sex characteristic, secondary sexual characteristic - the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)
virilism - the development of male secondary sexual characteristics in a female (or prematurely in a young boy)
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
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Iris color is an important secondary sex character in female mate preference in Red Jungle Fowl (Callus gallus; Zuk et al.
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Abnormal expression of secondary sex characters in a population of mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis holbrooki:, evidence for environmentally induced masculinization.