sex assignment

[ seks uh-sahyn-muhnt ]
/ ˈsɛks əˌsaɪn mənt /


the determination or assignment of a baby’s sex, based on the appearance of external reproductive organs, and, sometimes, chromosomal testing.

Nearby words

  1. sewn,
  2. sewn binding,
  3. sex,
  4. sex act,
  5. sex appeal,
  6. sex cell,
  7. sex cells,
  8. sex change,
  9. sex chromatin,
  10. sex chromosome

Origin of sex assignment

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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