penile

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

Definition of penile

: of, relating to, or affecting the penis

Examples of penile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some cases, HPV infection can lead to six types of cancer: cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, vulvar and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat). Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 27 Dec. 2019 In some cases, HPV infection can lead to six types of cancer: cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, vulvar and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat). Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 27 Dec. 2019 Some observational studies have found that adult men who were circumcised as babies were less likely to get penile cancer. Susan Reslewic Keatley, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 In some cases, HPV infection can lead to six types of cancer: cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, vulvar and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat). Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 27 Dec. 2019 There have been four other successful penile transplants reported worldwide. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 6 Nov. 2019 Even so, Deshmukh and his team were surprised to find that more than 80% of men and 75% of women ages 18 to 26 — and 70% of all U.S. adults — are unaware that HPV causes oral, anal, and penile cancers. Marie Mccullough, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2019 In some cases, HPV infection can lead to six types of cancer: cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, vulvar and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat). Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 26 June 2019 Men who are uncircumcised should have routine penile care with careful hygienic cleansing to keep their down-there healthy, adds Dr. Reitano. Christina Oehler, Health.com, 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of penile

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Penile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penile. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for penile

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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