virilescence


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Related to virilescence: viridescence

virilescence

(ˌvɪrɪˈlɛsəns)
n
the quality or state of being virilescent
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virilescence

a condition of some animals, and especially of some fowls, in which the female, when old, assumes some of the characteristics of the male of the species. — virilescent, adj.
See also: Animals
a condition of some animals, and especially of some fowls, in which the female, when old, assumes some of the characteristics of the male of the species. — virilescent, adj.
See also: Birds
a condition of some animals, and especially of some fowls, in which the female, when old, assumes some of the characteristics of the male of the species. — virilescent, adj.
See also: Male
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