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PROLICIDE, med. jurisp. Medical jurists have employed this word to designate the destruction of the human divided the subject into foeticide, (q.v.) or the destruction of the foetus in utero; and infanticide, (q.v.) or the destruction of the new-born infant. Ryan, Med. Jur. 137.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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