subincision

noun
sub·​in·​ci·​sion | \ ˌsəb-in-ˈsizh-ən How to pronounce subincision (audio) \

Medical Definition of subincision

: 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 1 Oct. 2020.

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