[ fee-tuh-sahyd ]
/ ˈfi təˌsaɪd /
the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.
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Related formsfe·ti·cid·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for feticide
She becomes the second woman to recently be charged with “feticide” in Indiana.
Feticide carries an 8- to 20-year prison sentence under Indiana law.
Feticide laws are used “as a legal basis to deprive women of their personhood,” she said.
British Dictionary definitions for feticide
/ (ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd) /
the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
Derived Formsfeticidal or foeticidal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for feticide
[ fē′tĭ-sīd′ ]
Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus.embryoctony
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