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feticide

[fee-tuh-sahyd] /ˈfi təˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.
Also, foeticide.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; fet(us) + -i- + -cide
Related forms
feticidal, adjective
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  • Others treat even intentional feticide only as manslaughter.
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British Dictionary definitions for feticide

feticide

/ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
Derived Forms
feticidal, foeticidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for feticide
n.

also foeticide, 1844; see fetus + -cide.

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feticide in Medicine

feticide fe·ti·cide (fē'tĭ-sīd')
n.
Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus. Also called embryoctony.

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