the alteration, by surgery and hormone treatments, of a person’s physical sex characteristics to approximate those of the opposite sex:
Born male, she now lives as a woman but has no plans for a sex change.
a change in a person’s physical sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex, often achieved by surgery
(as modifier): a sex-change operation
sex change n.
The modification of biological sex characteristics, by surgery and hormone treatment, to approximate those of the opposite sex.
- Sex changer
noun, Genetics. 1. Barr body. sex chromatin n. See Barr body.
noun, Genetics. 1. a chromosome, differing in shape or function from other chromosomes, that determines the sex of an individual. sex chromosome noun 1. either of the chromosomes determining the sex of animals See also X-chromosome, Y-chromosome sex chromosome n. Either of a pair of chromosomes, usually designated X or Y, that combine to determine […]
- Sex chromosome imbalance
sex chromosome imbalance n. An abnormal pattern of sex chromosomes, as occurs in men with seminiferous tubule dysgenesis or in women with Turner’s syndrome.