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pri·a·pism  audio  (pr-pzm) KEY 

NOUN:
Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal.

ETYMOLOGY:
French priapisme, from Late Latin pripismus, from Greek pripismos, from pripizein, to have an erection, from Pripos, Priapus


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