infanticide

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Etymology[edit]

From infant +‎ -cide.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈfæntɪsaɪd/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

infanticide (countable and uncountable, plural infanticides)

  1. The murder of an infant.
  2. The murder of a child by a parent; filicide.
  3. (law, Canada) The criminal offence of killing of a newborn, committed by its mother while psychologically disturbed by the effects of childbirth or lactation, not regarded as murder.
  4. The murderer of a child: a person who has committed infanticide.
  5. (zoology) The killing of a young, immature animal by a mature adult of the same species.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

infanticide m (plural infanticides)

  1. infanticide

Italian[edit]

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infanticide f

  1. plural of infanticida

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