sex change

noun
a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics (as by surgery and hormone treatments)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alteration, ↑modification

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the alteration, by surgery and hormone treatments, of a person's morphological sex characteristics to approximate those of the opposite sex.
[1975-80]

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sex change noun
(esp of humans) a changing of sex, usu achieved by the surgical transformation and/or recreation of sexual organs
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Main Entry:sex

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sex change UK US noun [countable] [singular sex change plural sex changes]
a medical operation or series of operations that change a man into a woman or a woman into a man
Thesaurus: medical operationshyponym

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n. a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics, typically by surgery and hormone treatment

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ˈsex change [sex change] noun usually singular
a medical operation in which parts of a person's body are changed so that they become like a person of the opposite sex

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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