Penile subincision is a form of genital modification or mutilation consisting of a urethrotomy, in which the underside of the penis is incised and the urethra slit.
Hypospadias is a common variation in fetal development of the penis in which the urethra does . Today, the most common operation, known as the tubularized incised plate or “TIP” repair, rolls the urethral plate from the low meatus to the end .
at the onset of the first menstruation, when scars are incised on their buttocks. The young man is seated on rock while his penis is split open with a stone.
Garrison's italics). So too does Melville, who hints at the whales incised penis and leaves us to see that Fleece expects Stubb's brutalizing blow to the groin.
The mutilation is a urethrotomy in which the undersurface of the penis is incised and the urethra slit open lengthwise. Subincision is one element in the initiation.