circumcision

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noun cir·cum·ci·sion \ˌsər-kəm-ˈsi-zhən, ˈsər-kəm-ˌ\

Definition of circumcision

  1. 1 a :  the act of circumcising; especially :  a Jewish rite performed on male infants as a sign of inclusion in the Jewish religious community b :  the condition of being circumcised

  2. 2 capitalized :  January 1 observed as a festival in some churches in commemoration of the circumcision of Jesus

12th Century

First Known Use of circumcision

12th century


Medical Dictionary

circumcision

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noun cir·cum·ci·sion \ˌsər-kəm-ˈsizh-ən\

Medical Definition of circumcision

  1. 1:  the act of circumcising:a:  the cutting off of the foreskin of males that is practiced as a religious rite by Jews and Muslims and as a sanitary measure in modern surgeryb:  female genital mutilation

  2. 2:  the condition of being circumcised



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