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Sex reversal

Definition
noun
Change of sexual identity in animals as influenced by an environmental variable, also by surgical or pharmacologic procedure.
Supplement
For instance, the sexual identity of an animal can be altered from one sex to another with the induction of a steroid hormone.
Synonym: sex inversion


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