Circumcision (noun)

  1. The surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis.
  2. The surgical removal of the prepuce of the clitoris or labia minora in female.
  3. The act or practice of circumcising, either as a religious rite or for medical or cultural reasons.


From latin circumcisio, from circumcidere ("to cut around"), from circum ("around") + caedere ("to cut"). the term circumcision was first used in the 16th century to refer to the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis.


  1. He was scheduled to have a circumcision.
  2. Circumcision is a common practice in some cultures.
  3. The circumcision is performed as a religious rite.
  4. The baby boy was circumcised shortly after birth.
  5. The debate over circumcision continues, with some arguing for it for health reasons and others against it as a violation of human rights.
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