noun. the properties characteristic of the male sex.
- -ness (English)
- male (English)
- male (Middle English (1100-1500))
Sentences with maleness
1. Noun, singular or mass
Although testosterone is associated with maleness, the androgen is found in both men and women 1.
2. Verb, base form
Because the Y chromosome is absolutely tied to maleness**, defects in genes on this chromosome are mostly associated with Y chromosome infertility and defects in development of the male reproductive organs.