secondary sexual characteristic

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secondary sexual characteristic
 
n
any of various features distinguishing individuals of different sex but not directly concerned in reproduction. Examples are the antlers of a stag and the beard of a man

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secondary sexual characteristic

noun
the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature) [syn: secondary sex characteristic
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