[ pree-pyoos ]
/ ˈpri pyus /

noun Anatomy.

the fold of skin that covers the head of the penis; foreskin.
a similar covering of the clitoris.

Origin of prepuce

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

Related forms

pre·pu·tial [pri-pyoo-shuh l] /prɪˈpyu ʃəl/, adjectivesub·pre·pu·tial, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for preputial


/ (ˈpriːpjuːs) /


the retractable fold of skin covering the tip of the penisNontechnical name: foreskin
a similar fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

Derived Forms

preputial (priːˈpjuːʃəl), adjective

Word Origin for prepuce

C14: from Latin praepūtium
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Medicine definitions for preputial (1 of 2)


[ prē-pyōōshəl ]


Of or relating to the prepuce.

Medicine definitions for preputial (2 of 2)


[ prēpyōōs′ ]


A loose fold of skin covering the glans clitoridis.

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