Development of what are superficially external female characteristics by a male.
- testicular f. SYN: complete androgen insensitivity syndrome.testicular f. syndrome.

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the development of female secondary sexual characteristics (enlargement of the breasts, loss of facial hair, and fat beneath the skin) in the male, either as a result of an endocrine disorder or of hormone therapy.

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fem·i·ni·za·tion (fem″ĭ-nĭ-zaґshən) 1. the normal development of primary and secondary sex characters in females. 2. the induction or development of female secondary sex characters in the male. Called also effemination.

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