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Definition of Balanitis

Balanitis: Inflammation of the rounded head (the glans) of the penis. Inflammation of the foreskin is called posthitis. In the uncircumcised male, balanitis and posthitis generally occur together as balanoposthitis: inflammation of both the glans and foreskin.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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