killing of a fetus

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  • Feticide — or foeticide is an act that causes the death of a fetus. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/feticide Definitions of feticide from dictionary.com] .] In a legal context, fetal homicide refers to the deliberate or incidental killing of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Feticide — Fe ti*cide (? or ?), n. [Written also {f[oe]ticide}.] [Fetus + L. caedere to kill.] (Med. & Law) The act of killing the fetus in the womb; the offense of procuring an abortion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feticide — fe·ti·cide / fē tə ˌsīd/ n: the act of causing the death of a fetus Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • feticide — also foeticide, 1844; see FETUS (Cf. fetus) + CIDE (Cf. cide) …   Etymology dictionary

  • feticide — [fēt′ə sīd΄] n. [< FETUS + CIDE] the killing of a fetus; illegal abortion feticidal [fēt′əsīd′ l] adj …   English World dictionary

  • feticide — noun a) an abortion, specifically, the killing of a fetus. Notwithstanding the earnest opposition of writers and lecturers and preachers and legislators, the practice of feticide appears to be on the increase. b) one who kills a fetus …   Wiktionary

  • feticide — noun the act of destroying a fetus • Syn: ↑aborticide • Hypernyms: ↑induced abortion * * * feticide see fœ …   Useful english dictionary

  • feticide — noun Date: 1842 the act of causing the death of a fetus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • feticide — feticidal, adj. /fee teuh suyd /, n. the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion. Also, foeticide. [1835 45; FET(US) + I + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • feticide — Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus. [L. fetus + caedo, to kill] * * * fe·ti·cide or chiefly Brit foe·ti·cide fēt ə .sīd n the action or process of causing the death of a fetus fe·ti·ci·dal or chiefly Brit foe·ti·ci·dal .fēt ə sīd əl …   Medical dictionary

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