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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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Sustainable Development Goal 5, with a focus on gender equality, calls for the elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030.
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During a routing weekly hotline contact with his Indian counterpart on Tuesday, Pakistan Director General Military Operations (DGMO) had also rejected baseless and unfounded Indian allegations of mutilation of Indian Army soldier's bodies by Pakistan Army.
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