Etymology
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clitoridectomy (n.)

"surgical removal of the clitoris from the body," 1866, from Latinized stem of Greek kleitoris (see clitoris) + -ectomy "a cutting, surgical removal." Originally in reference to a proposed cure for hysteria.

updated on December 09, 2020

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Definitions of clitoridectomy from WordNet

clitoridectomy (n.)
excision of the clitoris;
Synonyms: female circumcision
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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