- a culture-specific syndrome, occurring chiefly in China and southeastern Asia, characterized by anxiety and the fear of retraction of the penis or breasts and labia into the body.
Origin of koro
< dialectal Malay (Kedah) kɔrɔ land turtle (standard Malay kura-kura
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Examples from the Web for koro
In the Gulph of Carpentaria, we did not observe any other than the koro, or grey slug.A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2
He at once had the chief Koro Koro, who happened to be on board, seized and bound hand and foot in the cabin.
The captain in return shot at the infuriated chief, but missed him, and Koro Koro paddled ashore.
Koro Koro walked up and down among the rows of listeners keeping order with his chief's staff.
- an elderly Māori man
- a title of respect for an elderly Māori man
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