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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Twenty-two of the girls were reported as not experiencing early sexual maturation and the rest (n= 21) reported the presence of at least one secondary sexual characteristic.
INTRODUCTION: Primary amenorrhea is defined as absence of menses at age 13 years when there is no visible secondary sexual characteristic development or age 15 years in the presence of normal secondary sexual characteristics.
Secondary sexual characteristic is essential in broodstock management programme in order to develop viable and sustainable aquaculture production.
The morphological and secondary sexual characteristic differences found in our study were similar to those found by others.
He had poor secondary sexual characteristic development with no pubic or axillary hair, mild gynaecomastia and a single small left testis.
Mann-Whitney U tests on Food consumption X Race for those girls who experience the presence of a secondary sexual characteristic, revealed significant differences between the consumption of Lipids U (n = 28) = 36, p = .
Rather, it appears that the cephalic bulge is merely a secondary sexual characteristic produced as a byproduct of changes in the endocrine system at the onset of sexual maturity.
A biologist could probably give you a much more detailed answer, but the short answer is simply a hormonal imbalance that allows a female deer to produce a secondary sexual characteristic of a male deer.
Exposing sexually mature male and female fathead minnows to 17[alpha]-estradiol for 14 days caused a reduction in male secondary sexual characteristic development and degenerative testis changes, whereas ovarian development appeared retarded and produced more atretic oocytes than in unexposed females (Miles-Richardson et al.
Patients with Sywer's syndrome usually present in adolescence with primary amenorrhea and lack of secondary sexual characteristics.
The phenotype, therefore, is normal female with normal secondary sexual characteristics.