/ (ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪdɪəs) /
Save This Word!
pathol a congenital condition in which the opening of the urethra is situated on the underside of the penis instead of at its tip
QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!
Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Word Origin for hypospadias
C19: from Greek hupospadias man with hypospadia, from hypo- + spadias, prob from spadōn eunuch
Words nearby hypospadias
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Example sentences from the Web for hypospadias
The latter has its origin in a stricture, or in an injury, or in that condition technically known as hypospadias, or in debility.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
Medical definitions for hypospadias
[ hī′pō-spā′dē-əs ]
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 hypospadiashy′po•spa′di•ac′ (-ăk′) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.