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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: trans-sek'shu-a-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.
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