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phimosis (faɪˈməʊsɪs Pronunciation for phimosis



  1. (pathology) 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

Example Sentences Including 'phimosis'

Persistent infection may be associated with phimosis , when the foreskin becomes scarred and cannot be retracted.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)


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