female circumcision definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Female genital mutilation.
female circumcision definition by Wiktionary
(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
- Phimosis of the prepuce of the clitoris: indication for female circumcision by D G McLintock in J R Soc Med. 1985 March; 78(3): 257–258
- (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.]
- male circumcision