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feticide

[fee-tuh-sahyd]
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noun
  1. the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.
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Also foeticide.

Origin of feticide

First recorded in 1835–45; fet(us) + -i- + -cide
Related formsfe·ti·cid·al, adjective
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Related Words for feticide

miscarriage, termination, aborticide, feticide

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British Dictionary definitions for feticide

feticide

foeticide

noun
  1. the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
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Derived Formsfeticidal or foeticidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for feticide

n.

also foeticide, 1844; see fetus + -cide.

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feticide in Medicine

feticide

(fētĭ-sīd′)
n.
  1. Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus.embryoctony
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