Definitions

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  • v. To make virile.

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  • v. produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy

Etymologies

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virile +‎ -ize

Examples

  • Two thirds of patients with 5alpha-RD2 who were initially assigned female sex who virilize at puberty, and all who were assigned male, live as males.

    It's Easier to make a Hole than a Pole

  • Thus, those who wish to reject a male assignment will be labeled as paraphilic, and those who want to live as males will make this appear more justifiable, plus this will fuel their desire against feminizing surgeries Those who virilize at puberty and insist on masculinizing surgeries will be those whom they will seek to find grant money for in order to investigate if autoandrophilia the counterpart in “females” of autogynephilia exists.

    Transsexual Causation, the American Psychiatric Association, and Interpol

  • The subject’s XY karyotype was not discovered until puberty, when she began to virilize.

    Middlesex

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