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A man is an adult male human. Prior to adulthood, a male human is referred to as a boy.

Like most other male mammals, a man's genome usually inherits an X chromosome from the mother and a Y chromosome from the father. The male fetus produces larger amounts of androgens and smaller amounts of estrogens than a female fetus. This difference in the relative amounts of these sex steroids is responsible for the physiological differences that distinguish men from women. During puberty, hormones which stimulate androgen production result in the development of secondary sexual characteristics, thus exhibiting greater differences between the sexes. However, there are exceptions to the above for some transgender and intersex men.

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An old man who is cured after drinking from the miraculous healing fountain talks to the leader of the Banû Junda'.

An old man who is cured after drinking from the miraculous healing fou...

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

An erstwhile rich man, Najiz ibn Farrâsh, who was cursed by the Prophet, now a beggar.

An erstwhile rich man, Najiz ibn Farrâsh, who was cursed by the Prophe...

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Nu'mân kisses the hand of Muhammad, embracing Islam.

Nu'mân kisses the hand of Muhammad, embracing Islam.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

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