/ (ˌbæləˈnaɪtɪs) /
med inflammation of the glans penis, usually due to infection
Word Origin for balanitis
from New Latin balanus, from Greek balanos acorn + -itis
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Examples from the Web for balanitis
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
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
Medicine definitions for balanitis
[ băl′ə-nī′tĭs ]
Inflammation of the glans penis or glans clitoridis.
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