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Virility is part of the traditional idealized male gender role. According to this view, a virile man is vigorously sexually active, and capable of making women pregnant. Virility is also traditionally associated with other aspects of masculinity. The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... A bagpiper in Scottish military clan-uniform. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... A pregnant woman Pregnancy is the process by which a mammalian female carries a live offspring from conception until it develops to the point where the offspring is capable of living outside the womb. ... Two Seated Men In many societies, masculinity is understood to include open displays of same-sex non-sexual affection and physical contact. ...


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Allan Palmer has neither of theses traits and will never have male virility, while Ted Parsons has this trait and is a huge pimp Muliebrity is the quality of being a woman. ...


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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Virilization (0 words)
Virilization is the development of male sex characteristics in a female.
Virilization may result from too much testosterone production in the endocrine glands or from the use of anabolic steroids.
Female newborns may also show signs of virilization if they or their mothers have a condition known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Virilization (519 words)
Virilization is most commonly used in three medical and biology of gender contexts: prenatal sexual differentiation, the postnatal changes of normal male puberty, and excessive androgen effects in girls or women.
In the prenatal period, virilization refers to closure of the perineum, thinning and rugation of the scrotum, growth of the phallus, and closure of the urethral groove to the tip of the penis.
Prenatal virilization of genetic females and undervirilization of genetic males are common causes of ambiguous genitalia and intersex conditions.
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