from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A painful and potentially harmful medical condition in which the erect penis (erection) does not return to its flaccid state (despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation), often as a result of a spinal injury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. More or less permanent erection and rigidity of the penis, with or without sexual desire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Morbidly persistent erection and rigidity of the penis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal
French priapisme, from Late Latin priāpismus, from Greek priāpismos, from priāpizein, to have an erection, from Priāpos, Priapus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin priapismus, from Ancient Greek, from Priapus the god of procreation, the penis. (Wiktionary)