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(med) inflammation of the glans penis, usually due to infection
Historical Examples

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

balanitis bal·a·ni·tis (bāl’ə-nī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the glans penis or glans clitoridis.


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    balano- balano- or balan- pref. Glans penis or glans clitoridis: balanitis.

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  • Balanoposthitis

    balanoposthitis balanoposthitis bal·a·no·pos·thi·tis (bāl’ə-nō-pŏs-thī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the glans penis and the prepuce.

  • Balanoplasty

    balanoplasty balanoplasty bal·a·no·plas·ty (bāl’ə-nō-plās’tē) n. Surgical repair of the glans penis.

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