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transsexual

 [trans-sek´shoo-al]
1. a person affected by transsexualism.
2. a person whose external anatomy has been changed to resemble that of the opposite sex.

trans·sex·u·al

(trans-sek'shū-ăl), Avoid the misspelling transexual.
1. A person with the external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics of one gender, but whose personal identification and psychosocial configuration are that of the opposite gender; a study of morphologic, genetic, and gonadal structure may be genitally congruent or incongruent.
2. Denoting or relating to such a person.
3. Relating to medical and surgical procedures designed to alter a patient's external sexual characteristics so that they resemble those of the opposite gender.

transsexual

(trăns-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Identifying as or having undergone medical treatment to become a member of the opposite sex.
2. Of or relating to transsexual people.
n.
One who is transsexual.

transsexual

[transek′cho̅o̅·əl]
a person whose gender identity is the opposite of his or her biological sex.
adjective Referring to transsexualism
noun A person who manifests transsexuality—a disturbance of gender identity in which the person feels a life-long discomfort with his or her own sex and a compelling desire to be of the opposite sex

transsexual

adjective Referring to transsexual behavior noun A person manifesting transsexualism, see there.

trans·sex·u·al

(tranz-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person with the external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics of one sex, but whose personal identification and psychosocial configuration is that of the opposite sex; a study of morphologic, genetic, and gonadal structure may be genitally congruent or incongruent.
2. Denoting or relating to such a person.
3. Relating to medical and surgical procedures designed to alter a patient's external sexual characteristics so that they resemble those of the opposite sex.

Transsexual

A person with gender identity disorder who has an overwhelming desire to change anatomic sex; one who seeks hormonal or surgical treatment to change sex.
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It is claimed he paid tens of thousands of dollars for sex with transsexuals, with one madame saying he asked her girls for pre-op transsexuals.
As a result of the constitutive character and of the absolute opposability of the decision of sex change, all legal consequences must be generated by the new legal sex of the transsexual person, which entails the recognition of her full matrimonial capacity, allowing her the conclusion of a marriage with a person having her sex of origin, otherwise, article 12 of the Convention is breached.
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