clitoridectomy

(redirected from clitorectomies)

clit·o·ri·dec·to·my

(klĭt′ər-ĭ-dĕk′tə-mē, klī′tər-) also clit·o·rec·to·my (klĭt′ə-rĕk′tə-mē, klī′tə-)
n. pl. clit·o·ri·dec·to·mies also clit·o·rec·to·mies
1. Surgical removal of all or part of the clitoris.
2. Female genital mutilation.

[Greek kleitoris, kleitorid-, clitoris; see clitoris + -ectomy.]

clitoridectomy

(ˌklɪtərɪˈdɛktəmɪ) or

clitorectomy

n, pl -mies
the surgical removal of the clitoris: a form of female circumcision, esp practised as a religious or ethnic rite

clit•o•ri•dec•to•my

(ˌklɪt ər ɪˈdɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the excision of the clitoris, performed in some traditional societies as part of female initiation rites.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clitoridectomy - excision of the clitoris
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
Translations

clitoridectomy

[ˌklɪtərɪˈdektəmɪ] Nclitoridectomía f

clit·o·ri·dec·to·my

n. clitoridectomía, excisión del clítoris.
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