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What’s the opposite of the word patricide?

I’m looking for the word that describes the act (or the person, to keep in similar vein with suicide, patricide, etc.) of a father killing his son out of malice.

I’m not looking for matricide, which I consider to be a related but not opposite term for patricide.

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closed as general reference by simchona, Mitch, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Daniel, Robert Cartaino Dec 3 '11 at 2:29

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Isn't this easily googled? 'filicide'? – Mitch Dec 2 '11 at 18:11
@Mitch: how can "filicide" be easily googled when you don't know the word to begin with? – RiMMER Dec 2 '11 at 18:23
@RiMMERΨ: you want to look for all '-cide's? look for two different ones, patricide and suicide. It's in the first paragraph of the first google hit at the wikipedia article on patricide. – Mitch Dec 2 '11 at 18:28
We're really trying to avoid using this site for "single word requests." If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you put a bit of research and effort into the question. See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/… – Robert Cartaino Dec 3 '11 at 2:29
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Google Dictionary: fil·i·cide /ˈfiləˌsīd/ Noun: 1. The killing of one's child. 2. A person who kills their child.

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Very interesting numbers from wikipedia: "A 1999 US Department of Justice study concluded that between 1976 and 1997 in the United States, mothers were responsible for a higher share of children killed during infancy, while fathers were more likely to have been responsible for the murders of children age 8 or older.[1] [...] Parents were responsible for 61% of children murders under the age of five; filicide is the third leading cause of death amongst American children five to fourteen years old.[2]" – Mahmoud Al-Qudsi Dec 2 '11 at 18:10

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