feticide

[ fee-tuh-sahyd ]
/ ˈfi təˌsaɪd /

noun

the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.
Also foeticide.

Origin of feticide

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

feticide

foeticide

/ (ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
Derived Formsfeticidal or foeticidal, adjective
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feticide


n.

also foeticide, 1844; see fetus + -cide.

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Medicine definitions for feticide

feticide

[ fētĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus.embryoctony
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