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infanticide

noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfan-tə-ˌsīd\

: the act of killing a baby

Full Definition of INFANTICIDE

1
:  the killing of an infant
2
[Late Latin infanticida, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cida -cide] :  one who kills an infant
in·fan·ti·ci·dal \-ˌfan-tə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

Origin of INFANTICIDE

Late Latin infanticidium, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cidium -cide
First Known Use: 1611

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infanticide

noun in·fan·ti·cide \in-ˈfant-ə-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INFANTICIDE

1
:  the killing of an infant
2
:  one who kills an infant
in·fan·ti·ci·dal \-ˌfant-ə-ˈsīd-əl\ adjective

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