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circumcisioncir‧cum‧ci‧sion /ˌsɜːkəmˈsɪʒən $ ˌsɜːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HBHRRthe act of circumcising someone, or an occasion when a baby is circumcised as part of a religious ceremony
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circumcisionComparison of 50 patients undergoing this procedure with those having a circumcision during the same period has highlighted its advantages.Ask the doctor about circumcision to prevent these potential problems.The rite de passage celebrating this change of status typically involves, for boys, circumcision.Misc. kids. health covered everything from circumcision to premature gray hair to autism.These data suggest that overall between 1% and 2% of boys need circumcision for medical indications.He also taught them the arts of circumcision and sub-incision, used to produce the traditional tattoos sported by Aranda menfolk.With regard to circumcision, this too remains a central ritual.Unfortunately, circumcision is often delegated to the most junior surgeons and its potential morbidity underestimated.
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