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mu·ti·la·tion

(myū-ti-lā'shŭn),
Disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body.
[L. mutilatio, fr. mutilo, pp. -atus, to maim]

mutilation

/mu·ti·la·tion/ (mu″tĭ-la´shun) the act of depriving an individual of a limb, member, or other important part. Also, the condition resulting therefrom.

mutilation

Disfigurement; a major reduction or alteration of a limb or tissue, which may be intentional or accidental. See Genital mutilation, Self-mutilation.

mu·ti·la·tion

(myū'ti-lā'shŭn)
Disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body.
[L. mutilatio, fr. mutilo, pp. -atus, to maim]

mutilation

the cutting off or otherwise depriving an animal of a limb or other essential part. Farming procedures, classified as mutilations by animal welfare organizations, include tail-docking of cows and horses, ear-cropping in dogs, mulesing of sheep, debarking of dogs, debeaking of birds.

acral mutilation syndrome
see hereditary sensory neuropathy.
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The World Health Organization estimates that up to 140 million women have been victims of genital mutilation worldwide.
Human Rights Watch said in a statement that followed the first verdict that Egypt "need[s] to take clear action to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) following the country's first trial on the crime ending in acquittals".
The mutilation of the female genital, which includes procedures that intentionally alter, remove or cause injury to those parts of the woman's anatomy for non-medical reasons, is considered in many countries a violation of human rights.
More than 125 million women have been subjected to different forms of genital mutilation across Africa and in areas of western and southern Asia, and 2 million women undergo the procedure annually.
A MAN and woman were last night being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation on an 11-year-old British girl.
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