Definition of feticide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfēdəˌsīd/


Destruction or abortion of a fetus.
Example sentences
  • Even before birth, the body may be killed through induced abortion and other types of feticide, such as stabbing the fetus in the womb.
  • Support the Indian Medical Association in condemning the practice of female feticide and circulate national medical associations with a statement on the issue.
  • The ethical debate that underlies the legal and medical practice of female foeticide as practised in clinics is mockingly addressed in the family planning initiatives that have ironically triggered it.

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Syllabification: fe·ti·cide

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