- Rhymes: -ɪʒən
circumcision (plural circumcisions)
- The surgical removal/excision of the prepuce (the foreskin on penises, the clitoral hood on clitorises)
- The surgical removal of tissue from the vulva of the female; female circumcision.
- (sometimes proscribed) The surgical removal of the clitoris; clitoridectomy, usually referred to as female genital mutilation
removal of foreskin from penis
female circumcision — see female circumcision
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