subincision

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

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

Nearby words

  1. subhyoid,
  2. subic bay,
  3. subiculum,
  4. subilium,
  5. subimago,
  6. subindex,
  7. subinfection,
  8. subinfeudate,
  9. subinfeudation,
  10. subinfeudatory

Origin of subincision

First recorded in 1895–1900; sub- + incision

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Examples from the Web for subincision

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