Definition of female-to-male in English:

female-to-male

Syllabification: fe·male-to-male

adjective

1Relating to or denoting interaction or transfer between a female and a male: female-to-male HIV infection
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  • The female-to-male infection rate is less than 5% a year.
  • Despite the much lower probability of physical injury resulting from female-to-male attacks, assaults by women are serious and put them in greater danger of being severely assaulted by their partners.
  • None of the three articles in the BMJ even allude to female-to-male domestic violence.
2Denoting or relating to a person who is born female and subsequently adopts the identity or appearance of a male, especially one who has undergone gender reassignment: female-to-male transsexuals
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  • Last month the Family Court upheld the validity of a marriage between a post-operative female-to-male transexual and his wife.
  • He's female-to-male, judging from the tags.
  • Later it was found he was a transgender person, who underwent female-to-male surgery earlier this year.

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A person who is born female and subsequently adopts the identity or appearance of a male, especially one who has undergone gender reassignment: the show follows two male-to-females and two female-to-males as they transition from one gender to the other
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  • Additionally, transgender female-to-males use testosterone supplements as one of the steps to becoming male.
  • Successful post-op female-to-males are men.
  • Research on female-to-males attracted to men shows that they do not fit as easily into the reductionistic typology.

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