prolicide

[ proh-luh-sahyd ]
/ ˈproʊ ləˌsaɪd /

noun

the killing of one's child.

Origin of prolicide

1835–45; < Medieval Latin prōli- (combining form representing Latin prōlēs offspring; see proletary) + -cide

Related forms

pro·li·cid·al, adjective
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