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koro

[kawr-oh, kohr-oh] /ˈkɔr oʊ, ˈkoʊr oʊ/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
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
< dialectal Malay (Kedah) kɔrɔ land turtle (standard Malay kura-kura
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koro

/ˈkɒrɒ/
noun (pl) koro
1.
  1. an elderly Māori man
  2. a title of respect for an elderly Māori man
Word Origin
Māori
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