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prepuce

[pree-pyoos] /ˈpri pyus/
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin praepūtium
Related forms
preputial
[pri-pyoo-shuh l] /prɪˈpyu ʃəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
subpreputial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prepuce

prepuce

/ˈpriːpjuːs/
noun
1.
the retractable fold of skin covering the tip of the penis Nontechnical name foreskin
2.
a similar fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
Derived Forms
preputial (priːˈpjuːʃəl) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin praepūtium
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Word Origin and History for prepuce
prepuce
c.1400, from O.Fr. prepuce, from L. præputium "foreskin," possibly from præ- "before" + *putos "penis."
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prepuce in Medicine

prepuce pre·puce (prē'pyōōs')
n.

  1. See foreskin.

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

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