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balanitis Line breaks: bal¦an|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌbaləˈnʌɪtɪs/

Definition of balanitis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the glans penis.
Example sentences
  • Circinate balanitis, a painless erythematous lesion of the glans penis, is present in about 20 percent of male patients with reactive arthritis.
  • The medical name for redness and soreness of the glans is balanitis.
  • In the case of balanitis, which is inflammation of the glans of the penis, circumcision was recommended to avoid repeated infection.


Mid 19th century: from Greek balanos 'glans penis' (literally 'acorn') + -itis.

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