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 prepuce.

Origin:
1640–50; (< F) < Latin infībulāt(us), past participle of infībulāre to fasten the prepuce with a clasp (in- in-2 + fībulāre to fasten, verbal derivative of fībula fibula) + -ion- -ion

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infibulate (ɪnˈfɪbjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to enclose (esp the genitals, to prevent sexual intercourse) with a clasp
 
[C17: from Latin infībulāre, from in-² + fibula clasp, fibula]
 
infibu'lation
 
n

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Many believed that the incidence of infibulation has decreased, although no systematic data were available on the problem.
Many believe that the incidence of infibulation has decreased, although no systematic data were available on the problem.
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