assigned sex

[ uh-sahynd seks ]
/ əˈsaɪnd ˈsɛks /

noun

a baby’s sex as determined or assigned based on the appearance of external reproductive organs and, sometimes, chromosomal testing: One's gender identity is not necessarily congruent with one's assigned sex.

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Origin of assigned sex

First recorded in 1955–60

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