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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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Some of the immediate benefits are that circumcised children cannot develop phimosis, a condition where the foreskin is too tight and affects the stream of urine,' Onyango said.
In addition, epithelizing cream was recommended for those patients with phimosis.
Other skin lesions found were petechiae (1), purpura (1), sclerema (1), loss of subcutaneous fat (1), hypospadiasis (1), generalized edema (1), ophthalmia neonatorum (1), micrognathia (2), lentigines (1), simian crease (2), umbilical hernia (1), prominent veins (1), hairy pinna (1), hydrocele (1), phimosis (1), insect bite (1), cleft lip and cleft palate (1) , cellulitis (1), scrotal dermatitis (1), triangular face (1).
Examination also revealed an uncircumcised penis with phimosis resulting in marked narrowing of the distal foreskin.
At birth, the separation of the foreskin from the glans is not quite complete and the foreskin is non-retractable--a condition several authors refer to as physiological phimosis.
In 2007, then aged 26, the patient was circumcised by his surgeon for an indication of a phimosis.
A minority of them opted to undergo corrective surgeries for phimosis, varicoceles, hydroceles, and experienced 7 times more emotional distress than those who had not undergone any.
Other contributory factors to recurrence of balanitis include history of atopic illness, daily penile washing with soap, poor perineal hygiene, use of over-the-counter medications, and phimosis.
Phimosis or paraphimosis may occur as a complication.
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It should be noted on the margin that it wouldn't be an attack on the legal interest if circumcision would be recommended for therapeutic reason, for example in case where a patient suffers from phimosis (inability to retract a fully differentiated foreskin) [53].