penile

adjective
pe·​nile | \ˈpē-ˌnī(-ə)l \

Definition of penile 

: of, relating to, or affecting the penis

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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 Sometimes the bend is slight and doesn't interfere with reasonable penile functions. Dan Savage, Chicago Reader, "‘Help, my penis is bent up at a 90-degree angle!’," 9 May 2018 There were two earlier successful penile transplants in South Africa, as well as an unsuccessful one in China. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "U.S. military veteran receives world's first total penis and scrotum transplant," 23 Apr. 2018

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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penile

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of penile

: of or relating to the penis

penile

adjective
pe·​nile | \ˈpē-ˌnīl \

Medical Definition of penile 

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

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