sex character


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Noun1.sex 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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And how close is his bitchy Sex character to the openly gay Cantone, who lives in New York's Chelsea neighborhood with his boyfriend of 12 years?
Testosterone is given as part of replacement therapy to restore virilization and secondary sex characters.
It is necessary to diagnose Kallmann's syndrome, as timely replacement can restore secondary sex characters and fertility.
Abnormal expression of secondary sex characters in a population of mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis holbrooki:, evidence for environmentally induced masculinization.
Parasites also may have important effects on host behavior (Moore 1984), and have been suggested to play a role in sexual selection and the evolution of male secondary sex characters (Hamilton and Zuk 1982).
Several reports document endocrine disturbances in fish near pulp and paper mills, including the expression of male secondary sex characters in female fish.