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Definition of "prepuce" [pre•puce]

  • See foreskin. (noun)
  • A loose fold of skin covering the glans clitoridis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prepuce" in a sentence
  • "-- In this figure the glans appears protruding through the upper surface of the prepuce, which is thickened and corrugated."
  • "-- The fold of integument called the prepuce, which has been previously described, has upon its inner surface a large number of glands which produce a peculiar secretion."
  • "The prepuce is the starting-point of many of the cases of penitis and retention of urine that often accompany attacks of gonorroea; especially can this result be anticipated where the prepuce is long, pendulous, and with its veins in a varicose condition."