Clitoridectomy meaning

klĭtə-rĕktə-mē, klītə-
Female genital mutilation.
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Surgical removal of all or part of the clitoris.
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Female genital mutilation.
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The removal of part or all of the clitoris, specif. as a ritualistic practice in some cultures.
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Surgical removal of all or part of the clitoris.
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(surgery) The surgical procedure to remove all or part of the clitoris; female circumcision.
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Origin of clitoridectomy

  • Greek kleitoris kleitorid- clitoris clitoris –ectomy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From clitoris + -ectomy

    From Wiktionary