- med inflammation of the glans penis, usually due to infection
from New Latin balanus, from Greek balanos acorn + -itis
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Examples from the Web for balanitis
There were no adhesions, but the inner fold of the prepuce had been thickened by balanitis.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present
Peter Charles Remondino
Soft sores are often complicated by phimosis and balanitis, and they frequently lead to infection of the glands in the groin.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- Inflammation of the glans penis or glans clitoridis.
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