Female genital mutilation.
(plural female circumcisions)
- (medicine, sciences) the specific removal of solely the clitoral hood, the female prepuce cognate to the foreskin removed in the male equivalent
- (dated, slang) Any operation involving removal of any of various parts of the female external genital organs including and in addition to the hood, such as the clitoris or labia; regarded as mutilation in many societies. [from 17th c.]