virilisationmedical dictionary

<endocrinology> The induction or development of male secondary sex characteristics, especially the induction of such changes in the female, including enlargement of the clitoris, growth of facial and body hair, development of a hairline typical of the male forehead, stimulation of secretion and proliferation of the sebaceous glands (often with acne) and deepening of the voice.

Synonyms: masculinisation.

(13 Oct 1997)

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