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Definition of "posthitis" []

  • The inflammation of the foreskin, or prepuce, of the human penis, characterised by swelling and redness on the skin. (noun)

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Use "posthitis" in a sentence
  • "Among the local causes lie mentions phimosis, paraphimosis, and balano-posthitis."
  • "In this irritation that the prepuce is liable to cause, we have not only to encounter the dangers that its thickenings or indurations may bring on in their train, in the shape of cancer, gangrene, or hypertrophies, but other and no less serious results are liable to follow a herpetic attack, or in consequence of an attack of balanitis or posthitis."
  • "In this manner a simple elongation of the prepuce will produce an inflammation of the surface of the glans (balanitis), or that of the prepuce itself (posthitis), or the two conjoined (balano-posthitis), complicated possibly with phimosis."
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