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complete androgen insensitivity syndrome

 

Definition: a lack of testosterone receptors in a genotypically male infant causes it to appear phenotypically female; the infant has estes but also the distal third of the vagina, a clitoris, and the labia major and minor, but no uterus or fallopian tubes.

See Also: testicular feminization syndrome

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