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phimosis

[ fahy-moh-sis, fi- ]
/ faɪˈmoʊ sɪs, fɪ- /
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noun, plural phi·mo·ses [fahy-moh-seez, fi-]. /faɪˈmoʊ siz, fɪ-/. Pathology.
constriction of the orifice of the prepuce so as to prevent the foreskin from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.
a similar condition involving the clitoris.
narrowness of the vagina.
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Origin of phimosis

1665–75; <New Latin phīmōsis<Greek phīmṓsis literally, a muzzling, equivalent to phīmō-, verbid stem of phīmoûn to muzzle + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM phimosis

phi·mot·ic [fahy-mot-ik, fi-], /faɪˈmɒt ɪk, fɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phimosis

phimosis
/ (faɪˈməʊsɪs) /

noun
abnormal tightness of the foreskin, preventing its being retracted over the tip of the penis

Word Origin for phimosis

C17: via New Latin from Greek: a muzzling, from phimos a muzzle
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Medical definitions for phimosis

phimosis
[ fī-mōsĭs, fĭ- ]

n. pl. phi•mo•ses (-sēz)
An abnormal constriction of the foreskin that prevents it from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.
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