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infibulation

[ in-fib-yuh-ley-shuhn ]

noun

  1. the stitching together of the vulva, often after a clitoridectomy, leaving a small opening for the passage of urine and menstrual blood.
  2. the similar stitching of the male prepuce.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of infibulation1

First recorded in 1640–50; infibulate ( def )

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Example Sentences

Infibulation was practiced in two ways,—by a ring through the prepuce or by a bandage around it.

The practice of infibulation was very common in India, from religious motives.

For this infibulation of girls, as it is a substance not subject to corruption, they use the fibres of the asbestos.

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