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[sey-tuh-rahy-uh-sis, sat-uh-] /ˌseɪ təˈraɪ ə sɪs, ˌsæt ə-/
Origin of satyriasis
1620-30; < New Latin < Greek satyríāsis. See satyr, -iasis Unabridged
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  • In cases of excessive venereal desire, amounting to satyriasis, from experience I would use this remedy first.

  • It is a disease which corresponds to satyriasis in men, and what I said of satyriasis applies with equal force to nymphomania.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • It is well known that, while satyriasis is rare, nymphomania is comparatively common.

  • One of these is the production of a horrible disease, satyriasis, the nature of which has been previously indicated.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg
  • Erotomania (satyriasis and nymphomania), or abnormal exaltation of the sexual appetite.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • A further degree of sexual hyperæsthesia is called satyriasis in man, and nymphomania in woman.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
British Dictionary definitions for satyriasis


a neurotic condition in men in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many women as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them Compare nymphomania
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis
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Word Origin and History for satyriasis

"excessively great venereal desire in the male," 1650s, medical Latin, from Greek satyriasis, from satyros (see satyr). Also in same sense satyromania (1889).

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satyriasis in Medicine

satyriasis sa·ty·ri·a·sis (sā'tə-rī'ə-sĭs, sāt'ə-)
Excessive, often uncontrollable sexual desire in a man.

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