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1. characteristic

adjective. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] typical or distinctive.

Synonyms

  • symptomatic
  • diagnostic
  • typical
  • peculiar

Antonyms

  • atypical
  • antinode
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Secondary Sex Characteristic

  • sensationalistic
  • individualistic
  • uncharacteristic
  • propagandistic
  • expressionistic
  • primitivistic
  • oligopolistic
  • materialistic
  • impressionistic
  • imperialistic
  • relativistic
  • paternalistic
  • monopolistic
  • deterministic
  • capitalistic
  • antiballistic
  • antagonistic
  • anachronistic
  • stalinistic
  • ritualistic
  • pugilistic
  • polytheistic
  • pluralistic
  • opportunistic
  • naturalistic
  • nationalistic
  • narcissistic
  • militaristic
  • humanistic
  • feudalistic

Example sentences of the word secondary-sex-characteristic


1. Noun Phrase
Increased muscle mass is a male secondary sex characteristic brought about by high testosterone levels 1.

2. Noun Phrase
Facial hair is also a secondary sex characteristic in men that results from testosterone production.

3. Noun Phrase
Increased hair provides clues to the opposite sex by functioning as a secondary sex characteristic.

2. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] a prominent attribute or aspect of something.

Synonyms

  • attracter
  • centrepiece
  • dimension
  • centerpiece
  • attractor
  • attribute
  • feature
  • external
  • peculiarity
  • invariant
  • facet
  • excellence
  • aspect
  • sex characteristic
  • safety feature
  • badge
  • contour
  • excellency
  • property
  • distinctive feature
  • sexual characteristic
  • attraction
  • distinguishing characteristic
  • magnet
  • sex character

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • immediacy
  • congruousness

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] a distinguishing quality.

Synonyms

  • indirectness
  • safeness
  • curableness
  • ruralism
  • recommendation
  • trademark
  • rurality
  • robustness
  • aspect
  • dangerousness
  • incurableness
  • saving grace
  • curability
  • incompatibility
  • passport
  • quality
  • hallmark
  • earmark
  • straightness
  • directness
  • nature
  • compatibility
  • streak
  • incurability
  • spot
  • stylemark

Antonyms

  • safeness
  • indirectness
  • compatibility
  • incompatibility
  • curability
  • incurability
  • curableness
  • dangerousness
  • incurableness

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2.

Synonyms

  • integer

Antonyms

  • wholesomeness
  • inutility

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. secondary

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənˌdɛri'] being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate.

Synonyms

  • inessential
  • vicarious
  • supplemental
  • unoriginal
  • auxiliary
  • alternative
  • alternate
  • utility
  • supplementary
  • substitute
  • unessential
  • indirect
  • collateral
  • standby
  • second-string
  • subsidiary
  • thirdhand
  • secondhand

Antonyms

  • essential
  • primary
  • unexpendable
  • inessentiality

6. secondary

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənˌdɛri'] not of major importance.

Antonyms

  • unobligated

7. secondary

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənˌdɛri'] depending on or incidental to what is original or primary.

Synonyms

  • incidental

Antonyms

  • important
  • necessary

8. secondary

noun. ['ˈsɛkənˌdɛri'] coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil.

Synonyms

  • secondary coil
  • secondary winding
  • coil

Antonyms

  • fresh
  • creative
  • unoriginality
  • unconventional

9. sex

noun. ['ˈsɛks'] activities associated with sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • stimulation
  • facts of life
  • sexual perversion
  • sex activity
  • sexual love
  • arousal
  • zooerastia
  • homosexualism
  • carnal abuse
  • intercourse
  • activity
  • coitus
  • pairing
  • sexual practice
  • sex act
  • bodily function
  • foreplay
  • coition
  • breeding
  • bisexuality
  • sleeping around
  • outercourse
  • relation
  • sexual activity
  • bodily process
  • autoeroticism
  • sexual intercourse
  • congress
  • copulation
  • heterosexuality
  • lovemaking
  • coupling
  • body process
  • bestiality
  • carnal knowledge
  • perversion
  • lechery
  • pleasure
  • reproduction
  • homosexual
  • autoerotism
  • queerness
  • union
  • gayness
  • straightness
  • promiscuousness
  • sexual congress
  • conjugation
  • making love
  • zooerasty
  • homoeroticism
  • procreation
  • sexual union
  • conception
  • heterosexualism
  • sexual relation
  • love life
  • love
  • homosexuality
  • heterosexual
  • promiscuity
  • mating
  • safe sex

Antonyms

  • bisexual
  • homosexual
  • inactivation
  • inactivity

10. sex

noun. ['ˈsɛks'] either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided.

Synonyms

  • class
  • category

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source
  • peristalsis
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