smegma

smegma

[smeg-muh]
noun
a thick, cheeselike, sebaceous secretion that collects beneath the foreskin or around the clitoris.

Origin:
1810–20; < Latin < Greek smêgma unguent, soap, cleansing medicine

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smegma (ˈsmɛɡmə)
 
n
physiol a whitish sebaceous secretion that accumulates beneath the prepuce
 
[C19: via Latin from Greek smēgma detergent, from smekhein to wash]

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smegma
1819, from L., from Gk. smegma "a detergent," from smekhein "to wipe off, wipe clean, cleanse," from PIE base *(s)mei- "to rub" (cf. Czech smetana "cream").
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smegma smeg·ma (směg'mə)
n.
A sebaceous secretion, especially the whitish cheesy secretion that collects under the prepuce of the penis or around the clitoris.

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