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  • n. removal of the penis

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Amputation of the penis.


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  • "The surgical removal of the penis is at the best of times a dangerous practice, rarely performed even by doctors: An attack by the renowned Brazilian fishlet known as 'candiru,' which likes to swim up a man's urine stream and lodge in the urethra with a ring of retrorse spines preventing its removal, is one of the very rare circumstances in which doctor (sic) will perform the operation, known as a peotomy."

    The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester

    March 29, 2008