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

Nearby words

  1. hyposecretion,
  2. hyposensitivity,
  3. hyposensitize,
  4. hyposmia,
  5. hyposomatotropism,
  6. hypospray,
  7. hypostasis,
  8. hypostasize,
  9. hypostatic,
  10. hypostatic congestion

Word Origin for hypospadias

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

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Medicine definitions for hypospadias




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.
Related formshy′po•spadi•ac′ (-ăk′) adj.

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