priapism

noun
pri·a·pism | \ˈprī-ə-ˌpi-zəm \

Definition of priapism 

: an abnormal often painful persistent erection of the penis

First Known Use of priapism

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for priapism

French priapisme, from Middle French, ultimately from Greek Priapos (traditionally portrayed in Greco-Roman art with an erect penis)

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priapism

noun
pri·a·pism | \ˈprī-ə-ˌpiz-əm \

Medical Definition of priapism 

: an abnormal, more or less persistent, and often painful erection of the penis especially : one caused by disease rather than sexual desire

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