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adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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We hypothesized that if estrogens are present at sufficient concentrations in this effluent, male fish caged downstream from the effluent discharge would respond with a decrease in expression of secondary sex characteristics and an induction of VTG.
However, secondary sex characteristics did not significantly differ among the three treatments.
Testis -- the male reproductive gland that regulates hormones that develop male secondary sex characteristics (facial hair, deep voice, Adam's apple, greater muscle mass, etc.
Changes in onset of markers correlate more strongly with the presence of secondary sex characteristics than they do with chronological age (Marshall and Tanner 1969, 1970; Wu et al.
25 mg/day can induce relatively normal pubertal development and adult secondary sex characteristics.
Alterations to externally visible secondary sex characteristics occurred in medaka exposed to both equol and genistein.
Hintz said, "that with adequate dosing, gonadotropins and sex steroids are suppressed and secondary sex characteristics stabilize or regress.
Effects of waterborne exposure of 17[beta]-estradiol on secondary sex characteristics and gonads of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).
Abnormal expression of secondary sex characteristics in a population of Anguilla rostrata (Pisces: Anguillidae) from a dark coloured Florida stream.
The effect of estradiol on the morphology of secondary sex characteristics was defined categorically as an all-or-none type of effect.
It most often applies to humans, and it usually refers to the period from the appearance of secondary sex characteristics to the attainment of adult height (being "grown-up") at roughly 11-19 years of age (4,5).