transsexual etymology

English word transsexual comes from English sexual, English trans-

Detailed word origin of transsexual

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sexual English (eng) Of or relating to gender.. Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.. Of or relating to sexual orientations, sexual identity or preferences with respect to sexual intercourse. Of or relating to sexuality; not asexual. (LGBT) A person who experiences sexual attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (especially as contrasted with an asexual).. [...]
trans- English (eng) (chemistry) A compound in which two atoms or groups are situated on opposite sides of some plane of symmetry passing through the compound. (Also used without the hyphen as an adjective; see trans.). Across, through, over, beyond, to or on the other side of, outside of.. Transgender or transsexual, or pertaining to those who are transgender or transsexual.
transsexual English (eng) A transsexual person. (of a person) Having changed, or being in the process of changing, physical sex (because it does not match desired sex) by undergoing medical treatment such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and optionally sex reassignment surgery (SRS), or rarely only SRS.

Words with the same origin as transsexual

Descendants of trans-
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