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mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd),
1. The killing of one's mother. Compare: patricide.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]

matricide

The killing of one’s mother.

mat·ri·cide

(mat'ri-sīd)
1. The killing of one's mother.
2. One who commits such an act.
[L. mater, mother, + caedo, to kill]

matricide

(măt′rĭ-sīd) [L. mater, mother, + caedere, to kill]
Killing one's mother.
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