defeminization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

defeminize +‎ -ation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˌfɛmɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

defeminization ‎(usually uncountable, plural defeminizations)

  1. The process of defeminizing.
    • 2007 December 11, Evelyn F. Field and Sergio M. Pellis, “The Brain as the Engine of Sex Differences in the Organization of Movement in Rats”, in Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 37, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10508-007-9270-4:
      In contrast, most of the defeminization and masculinization of the CNS is dependent on conversion of testosterone to estradiol.