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Webster 1913 Edition


Prepuce

Pre′puce

,
Noun.
[F.
prépuce
, L.
praeputium
.]
(Anat.)
The foreskin.

Webster 1828 Edition


Prepuce

PRE'PUCE

,
Noun.
[L. proeputium.] The foreskin; a prolongation of the cutis of the penis, covering the glans.

Definition 2022


prepuce

prepuce

See also: prépuce

English

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Noun

prepuce (plural prepuces)

  1. (anatomy) The foreskin, or retractable fold of tissue covering the tip (glans) of the ****.
    1922, Jehovah, collector of prepuces, is no more. — James Joyce, Ulysses
    1985, But there are a fair number of halfway Jews – you know, those who want God without having to have their prepuces torn off to get him. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
  2. (anatomy) The corresponding part of the clitoris.

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  • preputiotomy

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Middle French

Noun

prepuce m (plural prepuces)

  1. foreskin