SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC NUCLEUS

a nucleus in the central nervous system that is different in men and women. The nucleus in the hypothalamus is larger in men as it releases gonadotropin continuously and cyclically in females.

SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC NUCLEUS: "The sexually dimorphic nucleus is larger in males."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sexually-dimorphic-nucleus/ (accessed November 27, 2020).
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