Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Entry:    priapistic (adj.)

Definition:  Presumably from priapism (n.):  1. Med. Abnormal persistent erection of the penis (without sexual arousal); an instance of this; (also) an erect penis or 2. A phallus, a phallic image or symbol.
 
All of which comes from Priapus (n.):  1. A Graeco-Roman god of procreation and fertility, usually represented as a small, deformed figure with an enormous phallus, and later taken as a tutelary god of gardens, vineyards, etc.

It’s a measure of either my maturity or lack of coffee, at this moment, that I’m going to pass right over making jokes and intentional or otherwise puns.

Other:    Just a head’s up: Wallace is about to go on one of his medical-jargon frenzies and I’ve dutifully copied down most of the entries.  I’m about as excited for more medical terminology as you are, rest assured.

SNOOT score:   1

Page:   31

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

1 comment:

  1. Doctors comment that penile growth happens in puberty age and it starts from 5th year of your childhood. The system of length is not with medicine. So what medical terminology for penis.

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