Definition of priapism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

priapism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpraɪəpɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpraɪəpɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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a condition in which a man’s penis remains erect (= stiff) Word Origin late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek priapismos, from priapizein ‘be lewd’, from Priapos (Greek form of Priapus, a god of fertility).