female circumcision definition

  • noun:
    • Partial or complete elimination of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of a girl or young lady, as practiced among specific countries, particularly in parts of Africa and western Asia. Also known as clitoridectomy.
    • excision of clitoris
    • limited or full elimination of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of a lady or young lady, as practiced among specific countries, particularly in parts of Africa and western Asia. Also known as clitoridectomy.
    • excision regarding the clitoris
    • limited or total elimination of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of a lady or youthful girl, as practiced among certain cultures, particularly in areas of Africa and western Asia. Also called clitoridectomy.
    • excision of this clitoris
    • Partial or full removal of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of a girl or younger girl, as practiced among particular countries, especially in elements of Africa and western Asia. Also called clitoridectomy.
    • excision associated with the clitoris
    • Partial or complete removal of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of a woman or young woman, as practiced among particular countries, particularly in components of Africa and western Asia. Also called clitoridectomy.
    • excision of clitoris

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