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transgender vs. transsexual

[ trans-jen-der, tranz‐ ]
/ ˌtrænsˈdʒɛn dər, ˌtrænz‐ /

  1. noting or relating to a person whose gender identity does not correspond to that person’s sex assigned at birth: transgender rights; She identifies as transgender.
  2. noting or relating to a person who does not conform to societal gender norms or roles.
[ trans-sek-shoo-uhl or, especially British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ trænsˈsɛk ʃu əl or, especially British, -ˈsɛks yu- /

  1. a person having a strong desire to assume the physical characteristics and gender role of a different sex.
  2. a person who has undergone hormone treatment or surgery to attain the physical characteristics of a different sex.

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