Latin infībulō (“to close with a clasp or pin”).
infibulation (countable and uncountable, plural infibulations)
- an act of fastening, especially the stitching together of the labia to prevent intercourse
- 1991, Will Self, The Quantity Theory of Insanity:
- When Janner wasn’t telling me about infibulation among the Tuareg or Shan propitiation ceremonies, he was sharing with me the fruits of his concerted observation of Reigate society.