priapism

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From Latin priapismus, from Priapus (the god of procreation, the penis) +‎ -ism, from Ancient Greek [Term?].

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priapism (countable and uncountable, plural priapisms)

  1. (pathology) A potentially painful or harmful medical condition in which the erect penis (erection) does not return to its flaccid state (despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation), often as a result of a spinal injury.

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