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secondary sex characteristics:

Or: secondary sexual characteristics , the physical characteristics that develop during puberty and which distinguish adults from children; they include breast growth, changes in the external genitalia , growth of pubic-hair , underarm hair, and beard , the widening of hips in girls, the deepening of the voice, and the increase in muscle bulk in boys .
See Also: ambisexuality, anatomical sex, androgyny, baby-faced, bimboid, girlish, gynandry, hormonal reassignment therapy, physical sex, secondary sex characteristics, sex hormones, sex-linked, stereotype, syphilitic acne, thelyflorescence, transsexualism, transsexuality

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