Origin of prepuce
Examples from the Web for prepuce
The practice of parading the prepuce once a year continued until it disappeared in 1983.Who Stole John Paul’s Blood And Christ’s Foreskin?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Phimosis is an ancient attendant on our inheritance of the prepuce, we being, in fact, born with it; this is the rule.
He suffered from; irritability of the prepuce, and the nurse powdered it before he went to sleep.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Where the prepuce passes back naturally in babyhood, the mother should occasionally take a damp cloth and remove the secretion.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
The prepuce sometimes is not to be withdrawn, and the struggles of the animal are excessive when its retraction is attempted.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
There is no doubt but that the prepuce offers the best skin-grafting material.
British Dictionary definitions for prepuce
Word Origin for prepuce
Word Origin and History for prepuce
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.