2. Traumatic or spontaneous loss of a limb, organ, or part: The most common indication for an amputation of an upper jointed appendage is severe trauma and it may be the result of a cancerous growth, infection, or gangrene.
Clitorectomy is a form of female circumcision (female genital mutilation).
Partial or complete removal of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of a girl or young woman, as practised among certain cultures, especially in parts of Africa and western Asia.
The excision of the clitoris, usually performed as part of female initiation rites, mainly among certain African peoples, but also sometimes used in various societies to curb sexual desire; female circumcision.