HyperDic: sexual_characteristic

English > 1 sense of the expression sexual characteristic:
NOUNattributesexual characteristic, sex characteristic, sex characterthose characteristics / characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
English > sexual characteristic: 1 sense > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThose characteristics / characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other.
Synonymssex characteristic, sex character
Narrowerprimary sex characteristic, primary sexual characteristic, primary sex characterThe genetically determined sex characteristics bound up with reproduction (genitals and organs of reproduction)
secondary sex characteristic, secondary sexual characteristic, secondary sex characterThe genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)
virilismThe development of male secondary sexual characteristics in a female (or prematurely in a young boy)
Broaderfeature, characteristicA prominent attribute or aspect of something

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