from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A medical condition where the foreskin becomes trapped behind the glans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A condition in which the prepuce, after being retracted behind the glans penis, is constricted there, and can not be brought forward into place again.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, strangulation of the glans penis owing to the opening of the prepuce being too narrow to allow the prepuce to be drawn from behind the glans: correlated with phimosis.
And after seeing all the problems with uncircumcized males during my time working in Africa, (phimosis, paraphimosis, balanitis, cancer) one can see it has advantages, especially in dry climates where dust gets in tender areas ...
As rare as paraphimosis is, it is even rarer that a child would have to be circumcised to resolve it.
Adult circumcision required urgently or emergently for things like phimosis (a "stuck" foreskin that can't be retracted) or a paraphimosis (a foreskin stuck in the retracted position) is a huge undertaking compared to the two minute procedure for a neonate.
"You gave him a paraphimosis," she said, only without the benefit of hyperlinkage.
-- Fabricius Hildanus *  mentions a curious case of paraphimosis caused by violent coitus with a virgin who had an extremely narrow vagina.
He alleged that he had made several unsuccessful attempts to enter her, and in doing so had caused paraphimosis.
-- Fabricius Hildanus mentions a curious case of paraphimosis caused by violent coitus with a virgin who had an extremely narrow vagina.
Among the local causes lie mentions phimosis, paraphimosis, and balano-posthitis.
I have seen two very annoying cases of paraphimosis resulting from this procedure, the struggles of the child having prevented the return of the prepuce to its proper place, and the violent crying and sobbing of the child having assisted to congest the organ.
The glans could easily be uncovered, but the tightness of the prepuce and its unyielding qualities made paraphimosis a possibility; so that the young man, having once or twice had considerable difficulty in returning the prepuce to its place, never attempted its retraction again.
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