virilism


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Related to virilism: virilisation, Cushing syndrome

vir·il·ism

 (vîr′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The presence of male secondary sexual characteristics in a female.
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virilism

(ˈvɪrɪˌlɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) med the abnormal development in a woman of male secondary sex characteristics
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vir•il•ism

(ˈvɪr əˌlɪz əm)

n.
the condition in a female of having male secondary sex characteristics.
[1895–1900]
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virilism

1. the early development of secondary masculine characteristics in a male.
2. the appearance of secondary masculine characteristics in a female. — virility, n.
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Noun1.virilism - the development of male secondary sexual characteristics in a female (or prematurely in a young boy)
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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However, the potential for irreversible virilism should be taken into consideration.
Malignant paraganglioma presenting as Cushing syndrome with virilism in childhood.
Y287*), described in 46,XY Sudanese and Turkish, phenotypic females who presented with primary amenorrhea and virilism respectively.