primary sex character

primary sex characteristic

noun Anatomy.
any of the body structures directly concerned in reproduction, as the testes, ovaries, and external genitalia.
Also called primary sex character.
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primary sex character n.
Any of various anatomical structures, such as the testes or ovaries, concerned directly with reproduction.

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