transsexual

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trans·sex·u·al

(trăns-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
Relating to or being a person who has undergone medical treatment to change their body to match their gender identity.
n. Often Offensive
A person who is transsexual. See Usage Note at transgender.

transsexual

(trænzˈsɛksjʊəl) or

transexual

n
1. (Psychiatry) a person who permanently acts the part of and completely identifies with the opposite sex
2. (Surgery) a person who has undergone medical and surgical procedures to alter external sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex

trans•sex•u•al

(trænsˈsɛk ʃu əl)

n.
1. a person who strongly desires to assume the physical characteristics and gender role of the opposite sex.
2. a person who has undergone surgical and hormonal treatment for this purpose.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of transsexuals.
[1955–60; trans- + sexual, orig. in transsexualism (1953)]
trans•sex′u•al•ism, trans•sex`u•al′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transsexual - a person who has undergone a sex change operation
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
2.transsexual - a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.transsexual - overwhelmingly desirous of being, or completely identifying with, the opposite sex
Translations

transsexual

[trænzˈseksjʊəl]
A. ADJtransexual
B. Ntransexual mf

transsexual

[ˌtrænˈsɛkʃuəl]
adjtranssexuel(le)
ntranssexuel(le) m/f

transsexual

nTranssexuelle(r) mf

transsexual

[trænzˈsɛksjʊəl] n & adjtransessuale (m/f) inv

trans·sex·u·al

a. transexual.
1. persona que tiene una urgencia psicológica de pertenecer al sexo opuesto;
2. persona que ha cambiado de sexo sometiéndose a una operación quirúgica.

transsexual

adj & n transexual mf
References in periodicals archive ?
1982) (per curiam) ("Because Congress has not shown an intention to protect transsexuals, we hold that discrimination based on one's transexualism does not fall within the protective purview of [Title VII]."); Holloway v.
[T]he private sector will be swamped with mental disability litigation." (79) According to Armstrong, private employers had better "prepare [them]selves for lawsuits based on the following types of mental conditions": compulsive gambling, (80) acrophobia (fear of heights) and other phobias; depressive neurosis (81); paranoid schizophrenia; manic depression; borderline personality disorder; "sexual disorders: transvestism and transexualism"; schizoid personality disorder; stress disorders; and a catchall "miscellaneous mental disorders." (82)
The critical review of court cases shows how the debates have moved from early essentialist assumptions about gender to the 2004 Gender Recognition act which medicalizes transexualism and makes transsexual subjects choose one gender in accordance with the binary system.
Ross (1989) also suggested that the phenomenon of transexualism may be dissociative in nature.
If not the director's focus, then, ours will be to contemplate queer issues such as lesbianism, transexualism, and homophobia found in Tomboy.
The ICD-10 in the category of sexual identity disorder (F64) retains the diagnosis of transexualism (F64.0), non-fetishistic transvestism (F64.1), and sexual identity disorder in childhood (F64.2).
True selves: Understanding transexualism. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.