(countable and uncountable, plural filicides)
- A person who kills his or her own child.
- The killing of one's own child.
Infanticide is the usual English term, especially if the victim is at or near infancy. Filicide implies specifically the killing of one's own son or daughter, especially biological and if the victim lived past infancy.
From Latin filius (“son”), filia (“daughter”) + -cide.