prepuce

prepuce

[pree-pyoos]
noun Anatomy.
1.
the fold of skin that covers the head of the penis; foreskin.
2.
a similar covering of the clitoris.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin praepūtium

preputial [pri-pyoo-shuhl] , adjective
subpreputial, adjective
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prepuce (ˈpriːpjuːs)
 
n
1.  Nontechnical name: foreskin the retractable fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
2.  a similar fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
 
[C14: from Latin praepūtium]
 
preputial
 
adj

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prepuce
c.1400, from O.Fr. prepuce, from L. præputium "foreskin," possibly from præ- "before" + *putos "penis."
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prepuce pre·puce (prē'pyōōs')
n.

  1. See foreskin.

  2. A loose fold of skin covering the glans clitoridis.

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