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Definition: abnormal possession of mature masculine somatic characteristics by a girl, woman, or prepubescent; may be present at birth or may appear first later in life, depending on its cause; it may be relatively mild (hirsutism) or severe; commonly the result of gonadal or adrenocortical dysfunction, or may be produced by androgenic therapy.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): virilization, virilism, Masculinization, virilisation, masculinisation

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