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koro

[ kawr-oh, kohr-oh ]
/ ˈkɔr oʊ, ˈkoʊr oʊ /
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noun Psychiatry.
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.
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Origin of koro

<dialectal Malay (Kedah) kɔrɔ land turtle (standard Malay kura-kura
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British Dictionary definitions for koro

koro
/ (ˈkɒrɒ) /

noun plural koro
  1. an elderly Māori man
  2. a title of respect for an elderly Māori man

Word Origin for koro

Māori
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