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Pronunciation: in'tro-sizh-un

Definition: Splitting of the perineum to create a common anal-vaginal opening, thus facilitating insertive intercourse in young girls; a severe form of female genital mutilation.

[intro- + L. caedo, to cut]

See Also: female circumcision

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