penile

adjective
pe·​nile | \ ˈpē-ˌnī(-ə)l How to pronounce penile (audio) \

Definition of penile

: of, relating to, or affecting the penis

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USA TODAY Girls, boys, young men and women, parents: the HPV vaccine helps to prevent cervical, anal, penile, vulvar, throat and esophageal cancers. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "HPV vaccine prevents anal cancer, too, 'Desperate Houswives' Marcia Cross reminds us," 6 June 2019 Cervical cancer, which only affects women, is the most common type from HPV, along with throat, anal, vulvar, penile and vaginal cancer. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "What to Know About HPV, the Sexually Transmitted Disease that Led to Marcia Cross’ Anal Cancer," 7 June 2019 About 20 percent of the penile injuries were considered severe — but how many might warrant a transplant is not clear. Denise Grady, New York Times, "‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis," 23 Apr. 2018 About 20 percent of the penile injuries were considered severe — but how many might warrant a transplant is not clear. Denise Grady, New York Times, "‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis," 23 Apr. 2018 About 20 percent of the penile injuries were considered severe — but how many might warrant a transplant is not clear. Denise Grady, New York Times, "‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis," 23 Apr. 2018 Gave ketamine or morphine injections to course participants to demonstrate penile nerve blocks. Dennis Wagner, azcentral, "Arizona National Guard hired suspended doctor for training," 15 July 2015 About 20 percent of the penile injuries were considered severe — but how many might warrant a transplant is not clear. Denise Grady, New York Times, "‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis," 23 Apr. 2018 Colorectal cancer has not been linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause anal cancer, as well as cervical, throat, penile and other types of cancer. Author: Laurie Mcginley, Anchorage Daily News, "Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, American Cancer Society says," 30 May 2018

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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penile

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of penile

formal : of or relating to the penis

penile

adjective
pe·​nile | \ ˈpē-ˌnīl How to pronounce penile (audio) \

Medical Definition of penile

: of, relating to, or affecting the penis a penile prosthesis penile lesions

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