Recent Examples of infanticide from the Web
To the author’s chagrin, infanticide was also borne out by research.
She was convicted in Williamson County of infanticide and sentenced to 99 years in prison for killing Chelsea.
The root cause of the murder of girls (gendercide), whether through feticide or infanticide, is the hideously distorted view of a girl’s value.
Immature animals get eaten far more often than adults, and this makes larvicide (or infanticide) the most common form of cannibalism in the animal kingdom.
Mother bears have a difficult choice: Take their cubs nearer to humans or risk infanticide by males looking to mate.
Elephant psychopathology, chimpanzee infanticide and other un-animal-like behaviors are part of a growing body of research that suggests science is building toward a radical paradigm shift.
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Origin and Etymology of infanticide
Late Latin infanticidium, from Latin infant-, infans + -i- + -cidium -cide
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
INFANTICIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infanticide for English Language Learners
: the act of killing a baby
Legal Definition of infanticide
: the killing of a newly or recently born child
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