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phi•mo•sis  (fī mōsis, fi-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ses (-sēz).USA pronunciation [Pathol.]
  1. Pathologyconstriction of the orifice of the prepuce so as to prevent the foreskin from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.
  2. Pathologya similar condition involving the clitoris.
  3. Pathologynarrowness of the vagina.
phi•mot•ic  (fī motik, fi-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Greek phīmó̄sis literally, a muzzling, equivalent. to phīmō-, verbid stem of phīmoûn to muzzle + -sis -sis
  • Neo-Latin phīmōsis
  • 1665–75;


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phimosis /faɪˈməʊsɪs/ n
  1. abnormal tightness of the foreskin, preventing its being retracted over the tip of the penis
Etymology: 17th Century: via New Latin from Greek: a muzzling, from phimos a muzzle



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