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tr.v. cir·cum·cised, cir·cum·cis·ing, cir·cum·cis·es
1. To remove the prepuce of (a male).
2. To remove all or part of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).

[Middle English circumcisen, from Latin circumcīdere, circumcīs-, to cut around : circum-, circum- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

cir′cum·cis′er n.
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A circumciser was described as someone who is not a health worker and who may use unclean equipment.
These older instruments allow the circumciser to remove almost the entire inner foreskin.
The practice of direct orogenital suction, in which a circumciser places his mouth directly on a newly circumcised penis and sucks blood away from the wound, has been linked to herpes cases among male newborns in New York.
Stowasser cited al-Tabari's comments on what happened between the two of them, "Joseph unfastened the belt of his trousers and sat before her 'as the circumciser sits'; she lay down for him and he sat between her legs; she lay down on her back and he sat between her legs and loosened his garment (or her garment); he dropped his pants to his buttocks; he sat with her as a man sits with his wife, etc.
The circumciser exposes his RECKLESSNESS when performing a strange pre-cut olfactory ritual.
irrespective of the kinship status of the circumciser, a betrothal is essentially a union between two matrilines of descent.
Grabbed by her arms and legs; the dhaia - the traditional midwife and circumciser - took out a razor blade and cut something out of her gut.
Yet they are fears that a female circumciser is offering the procedure to families of young girls, right here in Birmingham.
Sexual, psychological, and physical complications can ensue, the type and seriousness of which depend on the type of circumcision performed, the skill of the circumciser, her eyesight, the sharpness of the instrument used, and the cooperation of the initiate.
17) In fact, in many African societies, the circumciser is an older woman who is past the age of childbearing.
Midlands television personality Gary Newbon is lining up alongside Nobby the Circumciser for his film debut, which is being filmed in Birmingham this weekend.
In the list of people you should never argue with when you put parts of the body in their hands, the barber stands shoulder to shoulder with the circumciser and the dentist.