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Noun1.masculinisation - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)masculinisation - 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"
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Clinical Assessment: In isolated cryptorchidism, a chromosomal anomaly may be present in approximately 3% cases, in hypospadias 7% and in a combination of cryptorchidism and hypospadias, in 13% cases.13 In infants with proximal hypospadias (penoscrotal, scrotal, perineal), detailed studies performed revealed a likely cause in 31% of cases.14 Infants with suspected DSD who require further clinical evaluation should include those with isolated perineal hypospadias, isolated micropenis, isolated clitoromegaly, any form of familial hypospadias and those who have a combination of genital anomalies with an external masculinisation score (EMS) of<11.15
The results reveal a previously unknown pathway of masculinisation of the external genitals, and may explain why placental dysfunction is associated with disorders of male genital development.
Using the gender perspective, one chapter in this section shows how Mugabe's political decision-making emulates the masculinisation of the state and the perpetuation of the patriarchal model of the liberation struggle.
The key role of aromatase in ovarian differentiation is supported by the fact that the inhibition of estrogen synthesis in the differentiating ovaries can trigger partial or complete masculinisation in fish [12].
Too much testosterone in a genetically female (XX) foetus may lead to the 'masculinisation' of the external genitalia.
"I think that everyone that looked at Ostapchuk probably had a few concerns about her masculinisation," she told Radio New Zealand.
This generally implied a masculinisation of faith in the idealisation of composure, tranquillity and a corresponding fear of loss of control over emotions, embodied in the feminine and feeble.
Unfortunately, the masculinisation of Lebanon's government is just the latest in a string of major blows to women's political participation in the Arab world as a whole.