- the stitching together of the vulva, often after a clitoridectomy, leaving a small opening for the passage of urine and menstrual blood.
- the similar stitching of the prepuce.
Origin of infibulation
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Examples from the Web for infibulation
For this infibulation of girls, as it is a substance not subject to corruption, they use the fibres of the asbestos.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IV (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
The practice of infibulation was very common in India, from religious motives.
Infibulation was practiced in two ways,—by a ring through the prepuce or by a bandage around it.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Word Origin and History for infibulation
1640s, noun of action from infibulate.
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