sec'ondary sex' characteris"tic

any of a number of manifestations, as development of breasts or beard, muscularity, distribution of fat tissue, and change of pitch in voice, specific to each sex and incipient at puberty but not essential to reproduction. Also called sec'ondary sex' char"acter.

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secondary seventh chordsecondary storage
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