sex change

[ seks-cheynj ]
/ ˈsɛks ˌtʃeɪndʒ /

noun

(no longer in common use; now often considered offensive) See sex reassignment surgery.

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Origin of sex change

First recorded in 1920–25 (in reference to hermaphrodite organisms that can change their sex); 1960–65 for current sense

usage note for sex change

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British Dictionary definitions for sex change

sex change

noun

  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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sex change

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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