koro

koro

[kawr-oh, kohr-oh]
noun Psychiatry.
a culture-specific syndrome, occurring chiefly in China and southeastern Asia, characterized by anxiety and the fear of retraction of the penis or breasts and labia into the body.

Origin:
< dialectal Malay (Kedah) kɔrɔ land turtle (standard Malay kura-kura

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koro (ˈkɒrɒ)
 
n , pl koro
a.  an elderly Māori man
 b.  a title of respect for an elderly Māori man
 
[Māori]

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