noun see defeminize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Defeminization — is a term in developmental biology, especially zoology, referring to an aspect of the process of sexual differentiation by which a potential female specific structure, function, or behavior is prevented from developing by one of the processes of… …   Wikipedia

  • defeminization — (Amer.) n. removal of feminine characteristics (also defeminisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defeminization — n. * * * …   Universalium

  • defeminization — noun The process of defeminizing …   Wiktionary

  • defeminization — de·fem·i·ni·za·tion (de fem″ĭ nĭ zaґshən) loss of female secondary sex characters; see also masculinization (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • defeminization — de·feminization …   English syllables

  • defeminization — (|)dē+ noun ( s) : loss of feminine qualities * * * n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Defeminization and masculinization — are the processes that a fetus goes through to become a male. It has often been said that in sexual differentiation in mammals, the female is the default developmental pathway, in the sense that elimination of any of several gene actions… …   Wikipedia

  • Sexual differentiation — This article is about the development of sexual dimorphisms in humans. For sex differences for all animals, see Sexual dimorphism. Sexual differentiation is the process of development of the differences between males and females from an… …   Wikipedia

  • defeminize — transitive verb Date: 1907 to divest of feminine qualities or characteristics ; masculinize • defeminization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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