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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Secondary sex characteristics of male minnows collected downstream of the MWPCF had an average of 31.3% fewer tubercles and a 37.5% lower tubercle score compared to those sampled upstream of Muncie (Doll 2011).
The next action for gender transitioning is the second goal of hormonal therapy--induction of the secondary sex characteristics of the desired gender.
This is a time when adult shrews are reproductively active and secondary sex characteristics are most obvious.
Other studies showed that estrogenic EDCs cause sex reversal in frogs and feminization of secondary sex characteristics in fish (Arcand-Hoy and Benson 1998; Bogi et al.
For a male becoming female, female hormones are taken orally to produce changes in the secondary sex characteristics, such as body hair reduction and breast development.
Abnormal secondary sex characteristics, such as hair pattern, can point to hormonal problems, which would mean that the endocrine system is involved.
"Sex" embodies a number of interrelated criteria, including chromosomes, genitalia, secondary sex characteristics, gender traits, and sexual orientation.
Not Really, Genes Show." Race, therefore, is about to join such other "social constructs" as quarks, atoms, motile sperm, and secondary sex characteristics.
I also argue that the continued use of the concept of pseudohermaphrodite (individuals with gonads of one type combined with secondary sex characteristics of a different type) is anachronistic, suggesting--wrongly--that we can know a person's true gender if we know what cells are in his/her gonads.
Effect of density on secondary sex characteristics and sex ratio in Silene alba (Caryophyllaceae).
Moreover, Glen Van Der Kraak and his coworkers reported at an international meeting on the topic in September 1990, male fish exposed to papermill wastes developed reduced secondary sex characteristics.
Dysphoria related to primary and secondary sex characteristics may make exams particularly distressing.