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prolicide

[ proh-luh-sahyd ]
/ ˈproʊ ləˌsaɪd /
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noun

the killing of one's child.

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Origin of prolicide

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

OTHER WORDS FROM prolicide

pro·li·cid·al, adjective
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