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hypospadias

/ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪdɪəs/
noun
1.
(pathol) a congenital condition in which the opening of the urethra is situated on the underside of the penis instead of at its tip
Word Origin
C19: from Greek hupospadias man with hypospadia, from hypo- + spadias, prob from spadōn eunuch
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hypospadias in Medicine

hypospadias hy·po·spa·di·as (hī'pō-spā'dē-əs) or hy·po·spa·di·a (-dē-ə)
n.

  1. A developmental anomaly of the urethra in which a part of the urethral canal is open on the undersurface of the penis or on the perineum.

  2. A similar anomaly in which the urethra opens into the vagina.


hy'po·spa'di·ac' (-āk') adj.
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