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secondary sexual characteristics

plural noun

physical features developed at puberty that distinguish between the sexes but are not involved in reproduction

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  • Now the singing of birds, the crowing of cocks, the drumming of grouse, are secondary sexual characteristics.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • The secondary sexual characteristics have been already established and persist.

    Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck

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