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female genital mutilation

noun

Definition of FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

:  a procedure performed especially as a cultural rite that typically includes the total or partial excision of the female external genitalia and especially the clitoris and labia minora and that is now outlawed in many nations including the United States —abbreviation FGM —called also female circumcision — compare infibulation

First Known Use of FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

1979

female genital mutilation

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

:  clitoridectomy especially as a cultural rite sometimes with removal of the labia that is now outlawed in some nations including the United States—abbreviation FGM; called also female circumcision

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