[sey-tuh-rahy-uh-sis, sat-uh-]


Origin of satyriasis

1620–30; < New Latin < Greek satyríāsis. See satyr, -iasis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a neurotic condition in men in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many women as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with themCompare nymphomania

Word Origin for satyriasis

C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis
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Word Origin and History for satyriasis

"excessively great venereal desire in the male," 1650s, medical Latin, from Greek satyriasis, from satyros (see satyr). Also in same sense satyromania (1889).

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Medicine definitions for satyriasis


[sā′tə-rīə-sĭs, săt′ə-]


Excessive, often uncontrollable sexual desire in a man.
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