matricide


ma·tri·cide

noun \ˈma-trə-ˌsīd, ˈmā-\

: the act of murdering your own mother

Full Definition of MATRICIDE

1
[Latin matricidium, from matr- + -cidium -cide] :  murder of a mother by her son or daughter
2
[Latin matricida, from matr- + -cida -cide] :  one that murders his or her mother
ma·tri·cid·al \ˌma-trə-ˈsī-dəl, ˌmā-\ adjective

First Known Use of MATRICIDE

1594

ma·tri·cide

noun \ˈma-trə-ˌsīd, ˈmā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MATRICIDE

1
: murder of a mother by her son or daughter
2
: one that murders his or her mother

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