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Synonyms for virilize

produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy

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Female pseudohermaphroditism occurs when the genital ducts, external genitalia, and other aspects of phenotypic sex virilize in XX females.
The physician determines that the boy had a 46XX karyotype, both a uterus and ovaries, and severe congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which caused the child to virilize in utero.
The confessional, which might at first seem to effeminize the penitent by subordinating his desires to the authority of the Church, in fact does the opposite: it virilizes him.