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Intentional destruction of a human fetus.

fe′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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(ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd) or


(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
ˌfetiˈcidal, ˌfoetiˈcidal adj
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(ˈfi təˌsaɪd)

the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.
fe`ti•cid′al, adj.
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feticide, foeticide

the killing of a fetus; especially illegal abortion. Also called aborticide. — feticidal, foeticidal, adj.
See also: Abortion
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feticide - the act of destroying a fetusfeticide - the act of destroying a fetus  
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
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n. feticidio, destrucción del feto en el útero.
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