androgen insensitivity syndrome

[ an-druh-juhn in-sen-si-tiv-i-tee sin-drohm ]
/ ˈæn drə dʒən ɪnˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ ti ˌsɪn droʊm /

noun

an intersex condition in which a person has the chromosomal makeup of a male, no uterus, and certain female external sex characteristics, some of which develop at puberty, due to the body’s inability to respond to androgen hormones. Abbreviation: AIS

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Origin of androgen insensitivity syndrome

First recorded in 1965–70

Words nearby androgen insensitivity syndrome

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