Definition of gendercide in US English:

gendercide

noun

mass noun
  • Reduction of the proportion of a particular gender, typically female, in a population, especially as a result of selective abortion.

Origin

1985: coined by the US writer Mary Anne Warren (1946–2010) in Gendercide: The Implications of Sex Selection: from gender + -cide, on the pattern of genocide.

Pronunciation

gendercide

/ˈdʒɛndərˌsaɪd//ˈjendərˌsīd/