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prepuce

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

Origin of prepuce

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin praepūtium
Related formspre·pu·tial [pri-pyoo-shuh l] /prɪˈpyu ʃəl/, adjectivesub·pre·pu·tial, adjective
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prepuce

noun
  1. the retractable fold of skin covering the tip of the penisNontechnical name: foreskin
  2. a similar fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
Derived Formspreputial (priːˈpjuːʃəl), adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Latin praepūtium
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Word Origin and History for preputial

prepuce

n.

c.1400, from Old French prepuce, from Latin praeputium "foreskin," possibly from præ- "before" (see pre-) + *putos "penis." Earlier in English as prepucy (late 14c.), directly from Latin.

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preputial in Medicine

balanopreputial

(băl′ə-nō-prē-pyōōshəl)
adj.
  1. Relating to the glans penis and the prepuce.

frenulum of prepuce

n.
  1. A fold of mucous membrane passing from the underside of the glans penis to the deep surface of the prepuce.
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