Definition of paraphimosis in English:

paraphimosis

noun

Medicine
  • Trapping of the foreskin in a retracted position behind the corona of the penis, forming a constricting band; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Blankaart's Physical Dictionary. From post-classical Latin paraphimosis from para- + phimosis. Compare Hellenistic Greek περιϕίμωσις, in the same sense (for which παραϕίμωσις occurs as an error in the manuscript tradition).

Pronunciation

paraphimosis

/ˌparəfʌɪˈməʊsɪs/