clitoridectomy

noun clit·o·ri·dec·to·my \ ˌkli-tə-ri-ˈdek-tə-mē \
variants: or less commonly clitorectomy play \ˌkli-tə-ˈrek-tə-mē\

Definition of clitoridectomy

plural clitoridectomies
:excision of all or part of the clitoris

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First Known Use of clitoridectomy

1866


Medical Dictionary

clitoridectomy

noun clit·o·ri·dec·to·my \ ˌklit-ə-rə-ˈdek-tə-mē \
variants: also clitorectomy play \-ˈrek-tə-mē\

medical Definition of clitoridectomy

plural clitoridectomies
:excision of all or part of the clitoris

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