secondary sex character

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Synonyms for secondary sex character

the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)

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Effects of experimental manipulation of male secondary sex characters on female mate preference in Red Jungle Fowl.
Several reports document endocrine disturbances in fish near pulp and paper mills, including the expression of male secondary sex characters in female fish.
Overexpression of male secondary sex characters has also been found in eels (Anguilla rostrata) (16) and white suckers (Catosomus commersoni) (12) exposed to paper/pulp mill effluents.
However, the possibly related effects of pulp and paper mills on male secondary sex characters in different fish species have been identified repeatedly at several times and locations (12,14-17)
Female mosquitofish in the Fenholloway River display male secondary sex characters (35,36).
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