[ smeg-muh ]
/ ˈsmɛg mə /
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a thick, cheeselike, sebaceous secretion that collects beneath the foreskin or around the clitoris.
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Origin of smegma
1810–20; <Latin <Greek smêgma unguent, soap, cleansing medicine
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Of these, the smegma bacillus is the only one likely ever to cause confusion.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for smegma
/ (ˈsmɛɡmə) /
physiol a whitish sebaceous secretion that accumulates beneath the prepuce
Word Origin for smegma
C19: via Latin from Greek smēgma detergent, from smekhein to wash
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Medical definitions for smegma
[ smĕg′mə ]
A sebaceous secretion, especially the whitish cheesy secretion that collects under the prepuce of the penis or around the clitoris.
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