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transsexual

noun trans·sex·u·al \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -shəl\

Simple Definition of transsexual

  • : a person who tries to look, dress, and act like a member of the opposite sex; especially : someone who medically changes himself or herself into a member of the opposite sex

Full Definition of transsexual

  1. :  a person who strongly identifies with the opposite sex and may seek to live as a member of this sex especially by undergoing surgery and hormone therapy to obtain the necessary physical appearance (as by changing the external sex organs)

transsexual adjective
trans·sex·u·al·ismplay also tran·sex·u·al·ism \-sh(ə-)wə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-ˌli-\ noun
trans·sex·u·al·i·typlay also tran·sex·u·al·i·ty \-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun

1957

First Known Use of transsexual

1957

Variants of transsexual

also tran·sex·u·al \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -shəl\

Rhymes with transsexual


Medical Dictionary

transsexual

noun trans·sex·u·al

Medical Definition of transsexual

  1. :  a person who psychologically identifies with the opposite sex and may seek to live as a member of this sex especially by undergoing surgery and hormone therapy to obtain the necessary physical appearance (as by changing the external sex organs)

  2. transsexual also transexual adjective
    trans·sex·u·al·ism also tran·sex·u·al·ism \-wə-ˌliz-əm, -shə-ˌliz-\play noun
    trans·sex·u·al·i·ty also tran·sex·u·al·i·ty \-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē\play noun, plural trans·sex·u·al·i·ties



Variants of transsexual

also tran·sex·u·al \(ˈ)tran(t)s-ˈsek-sh(-ə)-wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\play

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