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Definition of Clitoral amputation

Clitoral amputation: A surgical procedure in which all or part of the clitoris and sometimes also the labia are removed. Clitoral amputation is a form of female circumcision (female genital mutilation). Also called clitorectomy or clitoridectomy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33611
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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