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hypospadias

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪdɪəs) /
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noun

pathol a congenital condition in which the opening of the urethra is situated on the underside of the penis instead of at its tip

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Word Origin for hypospadias

C19: from Greek hupospadias man with hypospadia, from hypo- + spadias, prob from spadōn eunuch
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Medical definitions for hypospadias

hypospadias
[ hī′pō-spādē-əs ]

n.

A developmental anomaly of the urethra in which a part of the urethral canal is open on the undersurface of the penis or on the perineum.
A similar anomaly in which the urethra opens into the vagina.

Other words from hypospadias

hy′po•spadi•ac′ (-ăk′) adj.
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