circumcision

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From Latin circumcīsiō, from circumcīdō (cut around), from circum (about, around; through) + caedō (cut, hew).

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circumcision (plural circumcisions)

  1. The act of excising or amputating the prepuce (the foreskin on penises, the clitoral hood on clitorises)
  2. The act of excising tissue from the vulva of the female.

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Last modified on 10 November 2013, at 09:55