satyriasis

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noun sa·ty·ri·a·sis \ˌsā-tə-ˈrī-ə-səs, ˌsa-\

Definition of satyriasis

  1. :  excessive or abnormal sexual craving in the male

Origin and Etymology of satyriasis

Late Latin, from Greek, from satyros


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

satyriasis

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noun sa·ty·ri·a·sis \ˌsāt-ə-ˈrī-ə-səs, ˌsat-\

Medical Definition of satyriasis

plural

satyriases

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

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