A cisgender person is one who is only able to articulate a single dialect of gender, or who only articulates one dialect of gender in practice; people with cissexual bodies are those who were born with a body that outwardly matched their brain's internal blueprint of the shape of their bodies, while people with transsexual bodies are those whose internal mental blueprints differ from the bodies they had at birth. Confusingly, both terms can be abbreviated as "cis". A diagram illustrates these qualities in a simple way.
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