phimosis

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From Latin phimosis, from Ancient Greek φίμωσις (phímōsis, muzzling).

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phimosis (plural phimoses)

  1. (medicine) A contraction of the foreskin (either as a stage of development or a pathological condition), which prevents it from being retracted.
    • 1762, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Penguin 2003, p. 361:
      ’Twill end in a phimosis, replied Dr. Slop.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φίμωσις (phímōsis, muzzling).

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phimosis m (plural phimosis)

  1. (medicine) phimosis

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