Definition of Transsexual

1. Noun. A person who has undergone a sex change operation.

Exact synonyms: Transexual
Generic synonyms: Anomaly, Unusual Person

2. Adjective. Overwhelmingly desirous of being, or completely identifying with, the opposite sex.
Similar to: Homosexual

3. Noun. A person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex.
Exact synonyms: Transexual
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

Definition of Transsexual

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) Being a transsexual. ¹

2. Noun. A person whose gender self-image contradicts with the physical gender he/she was born with. ¹

3. Noun. One who has changed or is in the process of changing his/her physical sex by undergoing medical treatment such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and/or sex reassignment surgery (SRS). ¹

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Definition of Transsexual

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Transsexual

1. A person who desires or has achieved transsexualism (by having a sex change operation, etc.). A transsexual is different from a transvestite who is a person who masquerades by dressing in the clothing of the opposite sex (cross-dressing). See: transsexualism. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transsexual

transseptal fibres
transshipment center

Literary usage of Transsexual

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transsexuals: Life from Both Sides by Lynn Hubschman (1999)
"But for me, as for nearly all transsexual persons, transition and surgery have been only palliative, not curative. I still cannot put aside for long the ..."

2. Hatred in the Hallways: Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay Michael Bochenek, A. Widney Brown by Michael Bochenek, A. Widney Brown (2001)
"One who has undergone sex reassignment surgery so that one's physical sex corresponds to one's gender identity. Female-to-male transsexual (FTM) people were ..."

3. The Sexuality Seriesby Oneil McQuick by Oneil McQuick (2006)
"Rather, it is that in the transsexual's heart of hearts she or he has the ... That is what it's like to be transsexual." In other words, transsexuals are ..."

4. School Violence: What Is Being Done to Combat School Violence? What Should edited by John L. Mica (2001)
"Some transsexual kids grow up and get sex change operations and some don't." Now, the problem here is that many of us who have deeply held moral views do ..."

5. No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons by Joanne Mariner (2001)
"A clear example is that of Dee Farmer, a young preoperative transsexual with "overtly feminine characteristics" who was placed in regular housing in a ..."

6. Behind Bars in Brazil by Joanne Mariner, James Cavallaro (1998)
"Gay Prisoners Gay and transsexual prisoners face particular hardships, ... A number of gay and transsexual prisoners are confined in Sao Paulo's Casa de ..."

7. World Report 2000: The Events of 1999 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (1999)
"South Africa: Research on lesbian, gay. bisexual, and transsexual youth (September). Switzerland: Advocacy with UNHCR regarding women refugees (February and ..."

8. Self-Organizing Men: Conscious Masculinities in Time and Space by Jay Sennett (2006)
"Despite my work around transsexual activism, sex with women proved to be my Everest. Having sex as a "transsexual man" or "a man who used to be a woman" did ..."

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