phimoses

phimosis

[fahy-moh-sis, fi-]
noun, plural phimoses [fahy-moh-seez, fi-] . Pathology.
1.
constriction of the orifice of the prepuce so as to prevent the foreskin from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.
2.
a similar condition involving the clitoris.
3.
narrowness of the vagina.

Origin:
1665–75; < Neo-Latin phīmōsis < Greek phīmṓsis literally, a muzzling, equivalent to phīmō-, verbid stem of phīmoûn to muzzle + -sis -sis

phimotic [fahy-mot-ik, fi-] , adjective
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phimosis (faɪˈməʊsɪs)
 
n
abnormal tightness of the foreskin, preventing its being retracted over the tip of the penis
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a muzzling, from phimos a muzzle]

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phimosis phi·mo·sis (fī-mō'sĭs, fĭ-)
n. pl. phi·mo·ses (-sēz)
An abnormal constriction of the foreskin that prevents it from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.

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