satyriasis(redirected from Satyrism)
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Unrestrained sexual behavior by a man.
[Late Latin satyriāsis, from Greek saturiāsis, from saturos, satyr.]
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(Psychiatry) a neurotic condition in men in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many women as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them. Compare nymphomania
[C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis]
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sa•ty•ri•a•sis(ˌseɪ təˈraɪ ə sɪs, ˌsæt ə-)
abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in a male.
[1620–30; < New Latin < Greek satyríāsis]
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Pathology. an abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in men. Also called gynecomania, satyrism, satyromania. Cf. nymphomania. — satyr, n. — satyric, adj.See also: Sex
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