Definition of penile in English:

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penile

Pronunciation: /ˈpēnəl/ /-nīl/

adjective

[attributive] chiefly technical
Relating to or affecting the penis.
Example sentences
  • In boys, examination of the external genitalia may reveal penile and scrotal abnormalities.
  • It produces bizarre symptoms like bladder irritation, urethral or penile pain, perineal pain, lower abdominal pain and low-grade fevers.
  • He told us that he had made a dilator for himself from a piece of electric copper wire, which he inserted into his penile urethra until it went so far that the urine could pass with ease after a few attempts.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin penilis, from penis 'tail, penis'.

Words that rhyme with penile

senile

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pe·nile

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