Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An arrest of development of the male generative organs, the urethra being more or less extensively open along its under side. Also hypospadias.

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Examples

  • In humans, phthalate exposure has been associated with a higher risk of an abnormality of the penis called a hypospadia, in which the opening of the urethra is located in the wrong place.

    Origins

  • The meatus was actually almost as if hypospadia, in that it was far down the shaft of the penis which was located where the clitoris usually is.

    Transcending Gender

  • They found four sons of female Gulf War veterans with a condition known as hypospadia, making children in that group about six times more likely to be born with the defect.

    Medpundit

  • They found four sons of female Gulf War veterans with a condition known as hypospadia, making children in that group about six times more likely to be born with the defect.

    Archive 2003-06-01

  • The reverse of hypospadia, in which the penis is split open below, is seen in epispadia, in which the urethra is open above.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • There appears to be more hypospadia now, and more cases of undescended testicles, but is just that doctors are more meticulous about recording cases?

    Nicholas D. Kristof

  • The urethra (urine duct) in the male may open at the base of the penis instead of at the end, a condition known as hypospadia.

    Modern Mechanix

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