Definition of transsexual
: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth ◆Transsexual people may or may not undergo surgery and hormone therapy to obtain a physical appearance typical of the gender they identify as.
transsexualor less commonly
transsexualismplay or less commonly
transexualism\-sh(ə-)wə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-ˌli-\ noun
transsexualityplay or less commonly
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Medical Definition of transsexual
: 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)
transexualism\-wə-ˌliz-əm, -shə-ˌliz-\play noun
transexuality\-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē\play noun plural
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