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 ph&imacron;m&omacron;sis, from Greek, a muzzling, phimosis, from ph&imacron;moun, to muzzle, from ph&imacron;mos, muzzle.
- (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").