noun. the properties characteristic of the male sex.
- -ness (English)
- male (English)
- male (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word 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.