Definition of Phimosis

1. Noun. An abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans.

Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality

Definition of Phimosis

1. n. A condition of the penis in which the prepuce can not be drawn back so as to uncover the glans penis.

Definition of Phimosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A contraction of the foreskin (either as a stage of development or a pathological condition), which prevents it from being retracted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phimosis

1. the abnormal constriction of the opening of the prepuce [n -MOSES] : PHIMOTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Phimosis

1. A condition of the penis in which the prepuce can not be drawn back so as to uncover the glans penis. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A muzzling, fr. Muzzle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phimosis

philotimias
philozoist
philozoists
philtered
philtering
philters
philtra
philtre
philtred
philtres
philtring
philtrum
philtrum moustache
phimoses
phimotic
phinnock
phinnocks
phiran
phirans
phis
phish
phished
phisher
phishers
phishes
phishing
phisick
phisicks

Literary usage of Phimosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1864)
"In congenital phimosis the skin is usually abundant and lax ; but the mucous lining ... Congenital phimosis especially becomes a source of inconvenience in ..."

2. Urology: Diseases of the Urinary Organs, Diseases of the Male Genital Organs by Edward Loughborough Keyes (1917)
"phimosis is congenital or acquired, simple or inflammatory, or complicated ... phimosis may be brought about secondarily through induration and inelasticity ..."

3. A Treatise on the Venereal Disease by John Hunter, Ph. Ricord, Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1859)
"Of the common Operation for the phimosis produced by Chancres. ... If it is a natural phimosis, without tumefaction, and the chancre is near the orifice of ..."

4. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery by Daniel Drake, Lunsford Pitts Yandell (1840)
"RICORD on the special treatment of phimosis and Para- phimosis. Translated from the French ... phimosis is complete or incomplete, permanent or temporary. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"CONGENITAL phimosis is a more common malformation than physicians in ... Of these, twelve were affected with congenital phimosis; and all but two were ..."

6. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1914)
"phimosis phimosis consists of a constriction or narrowing of the preputial orifice, ... phimosis may be productive of various nervous manifestations, ..."

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