sex characteristic

Definitions of sex characteristic
1

n those characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other

Synonyms:
sex character, sexual characteristic
Types:
primary sex character, primary sex characteristic, primary sexual characteristic
the genetically determined sex characteristics bound up with reproduction (genitals and organs of reproduction)
secondary sex character, secondary sex characteristic, secondary sexual characteristic
the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)
virilism
the development of male secondary sexual characteristics in a female (or prematurely in a young boy)
Type of:
characteristic, feature
a prominent attribute or aspect of something

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