American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the clitoris.
- n. See female circumcision.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, excision of the clitoris.
- n. excision of the clitoris
- From clitoris + -ectomy (Wiktionary)
- Greek kleitoris, kleitorid-, clitoris; see clitoris + -ectomy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By that, he meant the practice of clitoridectomy, which is followed in some traditional Islamic cultures.”
“The Ilchamus practise a form of FGM/C known as clitoridectomy, the removal of all or part of the clitoris.”
“The most "minor" - known as clitoridectomy - is the partial or total removal of the clitoris.”
“I am neither female, nor African ... but still I think maybe the people who agitate (understandably) against this practice would get further if instead of calling it "circumcision" (which is most definitely is not), they called it "clitoridectomy" (or at least it's country cousin, "clitorectomy").”
“Dwarfism would have totally been the thing to beat (out of all the girls-with-the-things like Fatima with her clitoridectomy and Heather with her Aspergers and Isis with her penis and Tahlia with her suckage).”
“In Beijing, after watching a video about clitoridectomy, I helped African women to develop a campaign geared toward educating their governments and their people on the brutality of the procedure.”
“Hence, opponents of male circumcision are in the habit of comparing it to the horrors of female circumcision or clitoridectomy.”
“Doctors in Iraqi Kurdistan told Human Rights Watch that the most common type of FGM believed to be practiced there is partial or total removal of the clitoris and/or prepuce, also known as clitoridectomy.”
“Foremost, they maintained that clitoridectomy was not an aspect of the cutting procedure, however, some of them explained that such practices were components of Parakuyu Maasai female initiation. 84 According to them, if any cutting was done it took place at the time of the * mwali's seclusion period and not as a separate event, as may have been done among Gogo communities.”
“Once these clitoridectomy professionals go through their 72 virgins in the first week, will they be virginless for the rest of their eternal days?”
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