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phi·mo·sis

 (fī-mō′sĭs, fĭ-)
n. pl. phi·mo·ses (-sēz)
An abnormal constriction of the foreskin that prevents it from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.

[New Latin phīmōsis, from Greek, a muzzling, phimosis, from phīmoun, to muzzle, from phīmos, muzzle, of unknown origin.]

phimosis

(faɪˈməʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol abnormal tightness of the foreskin, preventing its being retracted over the tip of the penis
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a muzzling, from phimos a muzzle]

phi•mo•sis

(faɪˈmoʊ sɪs, fɪ-)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a constriction of the opening of the prepuce, preventing the foreskin from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.
[1665–75; < New Latin phīmōsis < Greek phīmṓsis literally, a muzzling =phīmō-, variant s. of phīmoûn to muzzle (v. derivative of phīmós muzzle) + -sis -sis]
phi•mot′ic (-ˈmɒt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.phimosis - an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Translations

phi·mo·sis

n. fimosis, estrechamiento del orificio del prepucio que impide que éste pueda extenderse hacia atrás sobre el glande.

phimosis

n (pl -ses) fimosis f
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Patients suffered from the short penis and obvious phimosis (Fig.
6 Phimosis, an abnormally tight foreskin, possibly due to past inflammation.
Men with complete phimosis were excluded from the study, but we included men with partial phimosis without adhesions.
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The clinician must reevaluate the remaining distal foreskin of these patients closely to avoid scar formation that could result in phimosis or penile chordee.
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After analyzing high-quality studies, the researchers noted an increase in urinary tract infections and conditions such as phimosis among uncircumcised infants and boys and sexually transmitted infections in uncircumcised adult men.
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