[fahy-moh-sis, fi-] /faɪˈmoʊ sɪs, fɪ-/

noun, plural phimoses
[fahy-moh-seez, fi-] /faɪˈmoʊ siz, fɪ-/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
constriction of the orifice of the prepuce so as to prevent the foreskin from being drawn back to uncover the glans penis.
a similar condition involving the clitoris.
narrowness of the vagina.
abnormal tightness of the foreskin, preventing its being retracted over the tip of the penis

1670s, from Greek phimosis, literally “muzzling,” from phimos “a muzzle.”

phimosis 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.


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