Definition of Female circumcision

1. Noun. Excision of the clitoris.

Exact synonyms: Clitoridectomy
Generic synonyms: Ablation, Cutting Out, Excision, Extirpation

Definition of Female circumcision

1. Noun. An operation involving the removal of any of various parts of the female external genital organs such as the clitoris, the clitoral hood and the labia; regarded as mutilation in many societies. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Female Circumcision

female aristocrat
female body
female bonding
female catheter
female chest
female child
female circumcisions
female gonad
female hermaphroditism
female horse
female internal reproductive organ
female mammal

Literary usage of Female circumcision

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Circumcision, from the Earliest Times to the Present: Moral and by Peter Charles Remondino (1900)
"... the Arabs also practice female circumcision,—an operation not without considerable medical import, as will be explained in the medical part of the work. ..."

2. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments: Now by Kama̜ Shastra society, Benares, Richard Francis Burton (1885)
"female circumcision, however, is I believe the rule amongst some outlying tribes of Jews. ... The moral effect of female circumcision is peculiar. ..."

3. Moon-o-theism: A Study of Mideast Moon-God Religionsby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"G Many millions of Muslim women have their clitoris preemptively removed during female circumcision just so they will not "spread corruption in ..."

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