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Meaning of virilism

vir•il•ism

Pronunciation: (vir'u-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a female disorder in which there is development of secondary male sexual characteristics, as hirsutism and lowered voice, caused by various conditions affecting hormone regulation.
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