feticide

[ fee-ti-sahyd ]
/ ˈfi tɪˌsaɪd /

noun

the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.

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Also especially British, foe·ti·cide [fee-ti-sahyd] /ˈfi tɪˌsaɪd/ .

Origin of feticide

First recorded in 1835–45; fet(us) + -i- + -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM feticide

fe·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 forms of feticide

feticidal or foeticidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for feticide

feticide
[ fētĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus.embryoctony
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