noun[mass noun] Medicine
- Inflammation of the glans penis.More 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.