prostatism

noun

pros·​ta·​tism ˈprä-stə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce prostatism (audio)
: disease of the prostate
especially : a disorder resulting from obstruction of the bladder neck by an enlarged prostate gland

Examples of prostatism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the age of seventy, up to three quarters of men have prostatism (some degree of prostatic obstructive symptoms), which in its more severe forms entails poor urinary flow, difficulty initiating urination, dribbling after urination, and nocturia (having to get up at night to pee). Gavin Francis, The New York Review of Books, 10 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prostatism was circa 1900

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“Prostatism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prostatism. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

prostatism

noun
pros·​ta·​tism ˈpräs-tə-ˌtiz-əm How to pronounce prostatism (audio)
: disease of the prostate gland
especially : a disorder resulting from obstruction of the bladder neck by an enlarged prostate gland
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