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virilism

[ vir-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈvɪr əˌlɪz əm /
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noun
a female disorder in which there is development of secondary male sexual characteristics, as hirsutism and lowered voice, caused by various conditions affecting hormone regulation.
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Origin of virilism

First recorded in 1895–1900; virile + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for virilism

virilism
/ (ˈvɪrɪˌlɪzəm) /

noun
med the abnormal development in a woman of male secondary sex characteristics
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