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circumcision

Pronunciation: ser'kum-sizh'un

Definition:

  1. Operation to remove part or all of the prepuce.
  2. Cutting around an anatomic part (the areola of the breast).

Synonym(s): peritectomy2

[L. circumcido, to cut around, fr. circum, around, + caedo, to cut]

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