transsexual

(redirected from Transexuality)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Transexuality: transsexuality, Transgenderism

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
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own 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 ?
I worry about the tendency to make separate fields out of men's studies, women's studies, queer studies, sexuality studies, transexuality studies.
Joanne Meyeorowitz, HOW SEX CHANGES: A HISTORY OF TRANSEXUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES 259 (Harvard University Press 2002).
Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transexuality.
Doing Justice to Someone: Sex Reassignment and Allegories of Transexuality," GLQ 7,4 (2004): 621; Hick, Social Work in Canada.
MOVING FORWARD: FROM TRANSEXUALITY TO TRANS SEXUALITIES
5) In several countries, restrictions have been imposed on the freedoms of expression and association of sexual minorities, (6) while in others, homosexuality and transexuality are perceived as Western phenomena, (7) anti-revolutionary behaviours, (8) crimes against religion, (9) sexually deviant and immoral behaviours, (10) mental disorders (11) or unacceptable challenges to gender-specific roles.
Although her study looks at the history of transvestism and transexuality in performance from the 1950s through the 1980s, Vivian Namaste notes evidence of transsexual performance in Montreal in the 1930s (C'etait du spectacle
Walk on the Wild Side," a catchy tune off his second solo album, "Transformer," co-produced by fellow avante-garde rocker David Bowie, became Reed's only top-20 hit single, though it contained lyrical references to transexuality, drugs and male prostitution.
Walk on the Wild Side," a catchy tune from his second solo album, "Transformer," co-produced by Bowie, became Reed's only top-20 hit single, though it contained lyrical references to transexuality, drugs and male prostitution.
Those writings about transexuality are similarly varied in their characterization of the phenomenon.
It has a combined chapter on sensation and perception; new sections on polydrug abuse, expertise, brainstorming, long-term memory, memory and emotion, alternatives to psychometric intelligence, cognitive psychology and the brain and IQ, transexuality, asexuality, the insanity defense, psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, bullying, nature and nurture, and the relationship of IQ to sex, age, and occupation; updated sections on learning aids, modeling in the media, and eating disorders; expanded sections on language, giftedness, intellectual ability, and sudden death; updated photos, data, and vignettes; new critical thinking, clinical file, and other boxes; and other changes.