subincision

noun

sub·​in·​ci·​sion ˌsəb-in-ˈsizh-ən How to pronounce subincision (audio)
: a ritual operation performed as a part of puberty rites among some Australasian peoples that involves slitting the underside of the penis with permanent opening of the urethra

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“Subincision.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/subincision. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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