- a pathological condition characterized by persistent erection of the penis, esp. without sexual excitement
- a lascivious attitude
Origin of priapismLate Latin priapismus ; from Classical Greek priapismos ; from priapizein, to be lewd: see Priapus
Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal.
Origin of priapismFrench priapisme, from Late Latin priapismus, from Greek priapismos, from priapizein, to have an erection, from Priapos, Priapus.
(countable and uncountable, plural priapisms)