Female-circumcision meaning

Female genital mutilation.
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Female genital mutilation.
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(medicine, sciences) The specific removal of solely the clitoral hood, the female prepuce cognate to the foreskin removed in the male equivalent.
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(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.]
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