Definition of penile in English:


Syllabification: pe·nile
Pronunciation: /ˈpēnəl, -nīl


[attributive] chiefly • technical
  • Of, relating to, or affecting the penis.
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    • 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.


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

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