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ux·o·ri·cide  audio  (k-sôr-sd, -sr-, g-zôr-, -zr-) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The killing of a wife by her husband.
  2. A man who kills his wife.

ETYMOLOGY:
Medieval Latin uxricdium : Latin uxor, wife + Latin -cdium, -cide


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