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transvestism

 [trans-ves´tizm]
1. cross-dressing and otherwise assuming the appearance, manner, or roles traditionally associated with members of the opposite sex.
2. transvestic fetishism.
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·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm),
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a man.
Synonym(s): transvestitism
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

transvestism

(trăns-vĕs′-tĭz′əm, trănz-) also

transvestitism

(-tĭ-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. Psychiatry The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts that involve dressing in clothes traditionally associated with the opposite sex.
2. Cross-dressing. In this sense, the term is sometimes considered offensive.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Sexuoeroticism that hinges on dressing or masquerading in the clothes, especially underwear, of the opposite sex; it is far more common in men than in women. Cross-dressing with extreme gender dysphoria—persistent discomfort with one's present gender role or identity—may lead to sexual reassignment
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transvestism

Cross-dressing Psychiatry Sexuoeroticism from dressing or masquerading as one of the opposite sex, a possibly unconscious lifestyle choice, more common in ♂. See Gynemimesis, Gynemimetophila, Gender identity disorder.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm)
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a male.
Synonym(s): transvestitism.
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

transvestism

Male desire to wear women's clothing often for reasons of sexual gratification. The reciprocal phenomenon is not normally referred to as transvestism as it is not usually related to sexual pleasure. Transvestites are not usually transsexuals.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm)
Practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex.
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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