[ sis-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ ˈsɪsˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, -ˈsɛks yu- /
noting or relating to a person who is comfortable with having the physical characteristics of that person’s biological sex.
a person who is cissexual.
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Origin of cissexual
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