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Definition of Transvestism

Transvestism: Dressing in the clothing of the opposite sex. Transvestism is distinct from both transsexualism and homosexuality. In psychiatry, it can be considered a paraphilia.

Also known as cross-dressing.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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