virilescence

[ vîr′ə-lĕsəns ]

n.

The assumption of male characteristics by a female.

Nearby words

  1. virid,
  2. viridescent,
  3. viridian,
  4. viridity,
  5. virile,
  6. virilism,
  7. virility,
  8. virilization,
  9. virilocal,
  10. virino


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