- The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide. [late 19th century]
- 1974, John Morris Dorsey, Psychology of ethics, page 153:
- As physician I frequently find it helpful to express some of my views regarding prognosis, aborticide, euthanasia, organ transplant, and similar medical exertion of mine, including that of my well-intentioned fellow-man.
- 1988, Sarva Daman Singh, Polyandry in Ancient India, page 78:
- "From today onwards", he legislated, "a woman's infidelity to her husband shall be a sin tantamount to aborticide, an evil that will engender misery.
- 1989, Paul DeParrie, The Rescuers, page 42:
- "Aborticide is the basis of God's judgment on America," he says, "because the blood cries out from the ground."
- 1998, Lenn Evan Goodman, Judaism, human rights, and human values, page 88:
- Thus we have a clear division between homicide, which falls within the biblical law of persons, and aborticide, which is treated as a tort.
- An agent responsible for an abortion (the destruction of a fetus); abortifacient.