[trans-rey-shuh l, tranz-]
  1. involving or between two or more racial groups: transracial adoptions.
  2. noting or relating to a person whose racial identity does not correspond to the visible markers of that person’s racial group by birth.
  3. noting or relating to a person of mixed racial heritage who alters his or her presentation of self, as in appearance, speech, or affiliation, to embrace or promote a particular racial identity.

Origin of transracial

First recorded in 1970–75; trans- + racial
Related formstrans·ra·cial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018