[ trans-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ trænsˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, -ˈsɛks yu- /
a person having a strong desire to assume the physical characteristics and gender role of the opposite sex.
a person who has undergone hormone treatment and surgery to attain the physical characteristics of the opposite sex.
of, relating to, or characteristic of transsexuals.
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British Dictionary definitions for trans-sexual
/ (trænzˈsɛksjʊəl) /
a person who permanently acts the part of and completely identifies with the opposite sex
a person who has undergone medical and surgical procedures to alter external sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex
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Medicine definitions for trans-sexual
[ trăns-sĕk′shōō-əl ]
A person who strongly identifies with the opposite gender and who chooses to live as a member of the opposite gender or to become one by surgery.
Of or relating to such a person.
Relating to medical and surgical procedures designed to alter a person's external sexual characteristics so they resemble those of the opposite gender.
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