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phimosis

[fahy-moh-sis, fi-] /faɪˈmoʊ sɪs, fɪ-/
noun, plural phimoses
[fahy-moh-seez, fi-] /faɪˈmoʊ siz, fɪ-/ (Show IPA).
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
1665-1675
1665-75; < New Latin phīmōsis < Greek phīmṓsis literally, a muzzling, equivalent to phīmō-, verbid stem of phīmoûn to muzzle + -sis -sis
Related forms
phimotic
[fahy-mot-ik, fi-] /faɪˈmɒt ɪk, fɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phimosis

phimosis

/faɪˈməʊsɪs/
noun
1.
abnormal tightness of the foreskin, preventing its being retracted over the tip of the penis
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek: a muzzling, from phimos a muzzle
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Word Origin and History for phimosis
n.

1670s, from Greek phimosis, literally "muzzling," from phimos "a muzzle."

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phimosis in Medicine

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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