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Definition of Homicide

Homicide: 1. The killing of a person. 2. Strictly speaking, the killing of a man. femicide. From the Latin meaning murderer, from homo, man + caedere, to kill.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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