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transsexualism

 [trans-sek´shoo-al-izm″]
1. the most severe manifestation of gender identity disorder in adults, being a prolonged, persistent desire to relinquish their primary and secondary sex characteristics and acquire those of the opposite sex, particularly describing those persons who go so far as to live as members of the opposite sex through dress, hormonal treatments, or surgical reassignment.
2. the state of being a transsexual.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

trans·sex·u·al·ism

(trans-sek'shū-ă-lizm),
1. The state of being a transsexual.
2. The desire to change anatomic sexual characteristics to conform physically with one's perception of oneself as a member of the opposite sex, coupled with a desire to live full-time in the role of the opposite sex.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
(1) Severe gender dysphoria, coupled with a persistent desire for the physical characteristics and social roles that connote the opposite biological sex.

(2) The condition of crossing over to live full-time in the role of the opposite of one’s phenotypic sex, through hormonal, surgical, and legal sexual reassignment
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

transsexualism

Gender identity disorder, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trans·sex·u·al·ism

(tranz-sek'shū-ăl-izm)
1. The state of being a transsexual.
2. The desire to change one's anatomic sexual characteristics to conform physically with one's perception of self as a member of the opposite sex.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

transsexualism

A persistent conviction that the true gender is the opposite of the actual anatomical sex. This may cause depression and anxiety. Transsexualism is mainly experienced by men, and SEX-REASSIGNMENT SURGERY is often sought.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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