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Noun: virilisation  ,vi-ru-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,vi-ru-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: virilization)
  1. The abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
    - masculinization, masculinisation [Brit], virilization

Type of: development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Encyclopedia: Virilisation