infanticide etymology

English word infanticide comes from English -cide (Killer. Killing.), English infant

Detailed word origin of infanticide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cide English (eng) Killer. Killing.
infant English (eng) (obsolete) To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general. (legal) A minor.. (obsolete) A noble or aristocratic youth.. A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age, needing almost constant care and/or attention.
infanticide English (eng) (zoology) The killing of a young, immature animal by a mature adult of the same species.. The murder of a child by a parent; filicide.. The murder of an infant.. The murderer of a child: a person who has committed infanticide.

Words with the same origin as infanticide

Descendants of -cide
amicicide computercide culturecide deicidal febricide felicide feticide fungicide gendercide geocide gonocide herbicide insecticide larvicidal licecide lupicide mosquitocide nematicide neonaticide parenticide spermicide vaccicide vermicidal vulpicide