an abnormal condition, correctable by circumcision, in which the foreskin of the penis is so tight that it cannot be drawn back over the glans
Origin of phimosisModern Latin from Classical Greek phim?sis, a muzzling from phimos, a muzzle
An abnormal constriction of the foreskin that prevents it from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.
Origin of phimosisNew Latin phīmōsis from Greek a muzzling, phimosis from phīmoun to muzzle from phīmos muzzle of unknown origin
- (medicine) A contraction of the foreskin (either as a stage of development or a pathological condition), which prevents it from being retracted.
From Latin phimosis, from Ancient Greek Ï†Î¯Î¼Ï‰ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (phimÅsis, “muzzling").