xenocide

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

xeno- +‎ -cide

Noun[edit]

xenocide (plural xenocides)

  1. (science fiction) The genocide of an entire alien species.
    • 1996: Orson Scott Card, Children of the Mind
      The age that began with one xenocide attempted had now ended with other xenocides prevented or, at least, postponed.
  2. (US, colloquial) The intentional killing of an entire foreign (plant or animal) species.