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priapism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French priapisme, from Middle French, ultimately from Greek Priapos (traditionally portrayed in Greco-Roman art with an erect penis) Date: 1601 an abnormal often painful persistent erection of the penis

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 lewdness, licentiousness. 2 Med. persistent erection of the penis. Etymology: F priapisme f. LL priapismus f. Gk priapismos f. priapizo be lewd f. Priapos god of procreation

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Priapism Pri"a*pism, n. [L. priapismus, Gr. ?, from Priapus the god of procreation, the penis, Gr. ?: cf. F. priapisme.] (Med.) More or less permanent erection and rigidity of the penis, with or without sexual desire.



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