clitoridectomy love


from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical removal of the clitoris.
  • n. See female circumcision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surgical procedure to remove all or part of the clitoris; female circumcision.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, excision of the clitoris.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excision of the clitoris


Greek kleitoris, kleitorid-, clitoris; see clitoris + -ectomy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From clitoris + -ectomy (Wiktionary)



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  • "In America fifty years ago, doctors deduced masturbatory habits from the coloration and confirmation of the vulva, and treated the mania, which was of their own invention, by clitoridectomy on a massive scale."
    - 'Lady Love Your Cunt', Germaine Greer in Suck, 1971.

    April 6, 2008