Clitoridectomy



[klit-er-i-dek-tuh-mee] /ˌklɪt ər ɪˈdɛk tə mi/

noun, plural clitoridectomies.
1.
the excision of the clitoris, usually performed as part of female initiation rites, mainly among certain African peoples, but also sometimes used in various societies to curb sexual desire; female circumcision.
/ˌklɪtərɪˈdɛktəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
surgical removal of the clitoris: a form of female circumcision, esp practised as a religious or ethnic rite
n.

1866, from Greek klitorid- (see clitoris) + -ectomy. Originally in reference to a proposed cure for hysteria.

clitoridectomy clit·o·ri·dec·to·my (klĭt’ər-ĭ-děk’tə-mē, klī’tər-)
n.
Excision of the clitoris.

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