noun. an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans.
- phimosis (Latin)
- φίμωσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word phimosis
1. Noun, singular or mass
For example, men who have an uncircumcised penis need to regularly retract the foreskin and clean beneath to prevent inflammation, phimosis (where the penis cannot fully retract from the foreskin), or penile adhesions.