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sex change

the alteration, by surgery and hormone treatments, of a person's physical sex characteristics to approximate those of the opposite sex:
Born male, she now lives as a woman but has no plans for a sex change.
Also called sex reassignment, gender reassignment.
Origin of sex change
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
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gender reassignment

male-to-female or female-to-male transformation involving surgery and hormone treatment

sex change

  1. a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex, often achieved by surgery
  2. (as modifier): a sex-change operation
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gender reassignment in Medicine

sex change n.
The modification of biological sex characteristics, by surgery and hormone treatment, to approximate those of the opposite sex.

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