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Meaning of transsexual

trans•sex•u•al

Pronunciation: (trans-sek'sh-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a person having a strong desire to assume the physical characteristics and gender role of the opposite sex.
  2. a person who has undergone hormone treatment and surgery to attain the physical characteristics of the opposite sex.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of transsexuals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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