feticide

[fee-tuh-sahyd]
noun
the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.
Also, foeticide.


Origin:
1835–45; fet(us) + -i- + -cide

feticidal, adjective
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feticide or foeticide (ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
 
foeticide or foeticide
 
n
 
feti'cidal or foeticide
 
adj
 
foeti'cidal or foeticide
 
adj

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

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