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circumcise

 [ser´kum-sīz]
to perform circumcision.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cir·cum·cise

(ser'kŭm-sīz),
To remove the prepuce or other tissue by circumferential incision (circumcision).
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circumcise

(sûr′kəm-sīz′)
tr.v. circum·cised, circum·cising, circum·cises
1. To remove the prepuce of (a male).
2. To remove all or part of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).

cir′cum·cis′er n.
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cir·cum·cise

(sĭr'kŭm-sīz)
To perform circumcision, especially of the prepuce.
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Mothers who intended to circumcise their oldest daughter, or had already done so, reported the daughter's actual or intended age at circumcision as 10 or 11.
The term shenit used in this verse suggests an alternative rendering: circumcise the Israelites a second time.
Nevertheless, a most negative attitude is reflected by the intention of 21% of the female respondents to circumcise their future daughter/s (table l0).
Over the last year, Egypt's leading women's magazine Nisf Al Dunya has received letters from literate mothers who are confused as to whether they should circumcise their daughters.
Parents who want to circumcise their sons are likely to face waiting lists at Akershus University Hospital (Ahus) northeast of Oslo, where 13 of 15 urologists have reserved themselves against the procedure unless there's a medical need.
Lipman wrote: "With no word yet on whether the royal infant will be a boy or a girl, it's perhaps too premature to engage in a "will-they-won't-they" debate over whether they will choose to circumcise their offspring, as was once a royal tradition."
The government has now set a goal to circumcise 1.2 million men by 2015.
Certainly there is little need to circumcise until late puberty.
Given these risks and benefits, the decision of whether to circumcise a newborn should remain subjective, taking into account the parents' general degree of aversion to risk, the investigators said.
"I would follow in the footsteps of Moses and circumcise all male children." J.
A man and six others were arrested in Maara subcounty, Meru, after they attempted to forcefully circumcise his wife.
We heard all the usual arguments: circumcision is necessary due to the laws of Judaism; it is cleaner; it is healthier; it is wrong and even harmful not to circumcise; a Jewish boy will feel "left out" if not circumcised; it's against our forefathers and everything they went through to not do it; and so on.