transexual

adjective

tran·​sex·​u·​al

less common spelling of transsexual

dated, often offensive
: transgender : of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person was identified as having at birth

Note: Transsexual is a dated term that is sometimes used in self-reference but that may give offense when used by others. The term transgender is preferred.

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“Transexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transexual. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

transexual, transexualism, transexuality

variant of transsexual, transsexualism, transsexuality

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