Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of killing an infant.
  • noun The practice of killing newborn infants.
  • noun One who kills an infant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who kills an infant.
  • noun The killing of an infant; specifically, the destruction of a child, whether newly born, in the course of parturition, or still in utero; child-murder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who commits the crime of infanticide; one who kills an infant.
  • noun The murder of an infant born alive; the murder or killing of a newly born or young child; child murder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The murder of an infant.
  • noun The murder of a child by a parent; filicide.
  • noun The murderer of a child: a person who has committed infanticide.
  • noun zoology The killing of a young, immature animal by a mature adult of the same species.

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

  • noun murdering an infant
  • noun a person who murders an infant

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin īnfanticīdium, the killing of a child and īnfanticīda, killer of a child : Latin īnfāns, īnfant-, infant; see infant + Latin -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From infant +‎ -cide.

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