female genital mutilation noun
: 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
female genital mutilation noun (Medical Dictionary)
: 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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