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clitoridectomy

 [klit″o-rĭ-dek´to-me]
excision of the clitoris.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

clit·o·ri·dec·to·my

(klit'ō-ri-dek'tō-mē),
Removal of the clitoris.
[clitoris + G. ektomē, excision]
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clitoridectomy

(klĭt′ər-ĭ-dĕk′tə-mē, klī′tər-) also

clitorectomy

(klĭt′ə-rĕk′tə-mē, klī′tə-)
n. pl. clitoridecto·mies
1. Surgical removal of all or part of the clitoris.
2. Female genital mutilation.
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A type of female genital cutting (‘circumcision’) in which varying parts of the clitoris are excised, usually in children
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clitoridectomy

Human rights A type of ♀ circumcision. See Female circumcision. Cf Infibulation.
Clitoridectomy types
I  Partial or total clitoris removed-likened to penis amputation
II  Clitoridectomy and partial labia minora excision
The wound is closed with thread, grass, or other suture materials, or with a poultice
Clitoridectomy is deeply rooted in the culture of certain African countries, and symbolizes societal control over a woman's sexuality (NEJM 1994; 331:712sa)
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

clit·o·ri·dec·to·my

(klit'ōr-i-dek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of the clitoris.
[clitoris + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

clitoridectomy

See CIRCUMCISION.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Clitoridectomy

A procedure where the clitoris and possibly some of the surrounding labial tissue at the opening of the vagina is cut away.
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