Definition of hypospadias in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈspādēəs/ /ˌhipə-/


A congenital condition in males in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis.
Example sentences
  • The incidence of asthma is up, as is hypospadias - a congenital shortening of the urethra in males.
  • The foreskin on a penis with hypospadias is also abnormal.
  • In boys with hypospadias, the opening is on the under surface of penis and so the urine is directed down towards their feet.


Early 19th century: from Greek hupospadias 'person having hypospadias'.

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