subincision

[ suhb-in-sizh-uh n ]
/ ˌsʌb ɪnˈsɪʒ ən /

noun

the slitting of the underside of the penis to the urethra, performed as a puberty rite among some tribal peoples, especially in Australia.

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Origin of subincision

First recorded in 1895–1900; sub- + incision
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Example sentences from the Web for subincision

  • But among these primitive south-east tribes, Pirrauru is no more found than subincision.