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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 surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis.
  2. The surgical removal of the clitoral hood of the clitoris; female circumcision.
  3. (sometimes proscribed) The surgical removal of the clitoris; clitoridectomy, usually referred to as female genital mutilation

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