satyriasis

noun
sa·​ty·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌsā-tə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce satyriasis (audio) , ˌsa- \

Definition of satyriasis

: excessive or abnormal sexual craving in the male

Examples of satyriasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the risk of annoying T.J. Clark by seeming to concentrate on the regions below the belt, one is obliged to observe that Picasso suffered from, or exulted in, a bad case of satyriasis that continued well into old age. John Banville, The New Republic, 16 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of satyriasis

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satyriasis

Late Latin, from Greek, from satyros

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“Satyriasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satyriasis. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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satyriasis

noun
sa·​ty·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌsāt-ə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce satyriasis (audio) , ˌsat- How to pronounce satyriasis (audio) \
plural satyriases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce satyriasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of satyriasis

: excessive or abnormal sexual desire in the male — compare nymphomania

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