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- n. Penile erection or tumescence; especially, pathological erection (priapism).
Perhaps it was seeing the most desirous bachelor in the pueblo with his tentigo bobbing in midair.
Galen and Soranus called it nymphê because it is covered as a bride is veiled, while the old Latin name was _tentigo_, from its power of entering into erection, and _columella_, the little pillar, from its shape.
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