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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 Sexual 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

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. sexual

adjective. ['ˈsɛkʃuːəl'] having or involving sex.

Synonyms

  • intersexual
  • unisexual
  • sexuality
  • gender
  • sexed

Antonyms

  • homosexual
  • male
  • maleness
  • femaleness

Etymology

  • sexualis (Latin)

10. sexual

adjective. ['ˈsɛkʃuːəl'] involved in a sexual relationship.

Synonyms

  • intimate

Antonyms

  • heterosexual
  • bisexual

Etymology

  • sexualis (Latin)

Example sentences of the word secondary-sexual-characteristic


1. Noun Phrase
This is important for the development of secondary sexual characteristics, such as the dewlaps, crests and flamboyant plumage characteristic of many male reptiles.

2. Noun Phrase
Males exposed to such chemicals may develop small penises or dysfunctional testes, or may fail to produce secondary sexual characteristics.

3. Noun Phrase
These symptoms include decreased sexual ability or desire, fatigue, depression, brittle bones and loss of secondary sexual characteristics, such as:

4.
Noun Phrase
Primary and
secondary sexual characteristic**s refer to specific physical traits that set apart males and females in sexually dimorphic species; that is, species in which the males and females look different from each other.

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