Definition of infibulation
: extreme female genital mutilation involving complete excision of the clitoris, labia minora, and most of the labia majora followed by stitching to close up most of the vagina
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Since 2014 though,the most severe form of infibulation has been illegal in the Puntland region - thanks to a Presidential decree.
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Origin and Etymology of infibulation
Latin infibulare to fasten the labia majora or prepuce with stitches or a clasp, from in- + fibula clasp, fibula
First Known Use: 1798See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of infibulation
: an act or practice of fastening by ring, clasp, or stitches the labia majora in girls and the foreskin in boys in order to prevent sexual intercourse; especially : extreme female genital mutilation involving complete excision of the clitoris, labia minora, and most of the labia majora followed by stitching to close up most of the vagina
infibulate\-ˈfib-yə-ˌlāt\play transitive verb
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