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foreskin

 [for´skin]
a loose fold of skin that covers the glans penis; it is a continuation of the loose skin that covers the entire penis and scrotum. Its removal is called circumcision. Called also prepuce.
Patient Care. In the uncircumcised male the foreskin is retracted at least daily and the glans penis washed with soap and water. In the newborn, assessment includes inspecting the foreskin and underlying penis for evidence of adhesions, interference with urination or other abnormalities. Before discharge the parents are taught how to clean the genitals of an uncircumcised male infant.
Foreskin. From Lammon et al., 1995.

pre·puce

(prē'pūs), [TA]
A free fold of skin that covers the glans penis or clitoris.
Synonym(s): preputium [TA], foreskin
[L. praeputium, foreskin]

foreskin

/fore·skin/ (-skin) prepuce.
hooded foreskin  absence of the ventral foreskin, usually associated with hypospadias.

foreskin

(fôr′skĭn′)
n.
The loose fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis. Also called prepuce.

foreskin

[for′skin]
Etymology: AS, fore + skinn
a loose fold of skin that covers the end of the penis or clitoris. Its removal constitutes circumcision. Also called prepuce.
The fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised penis

foreskin

Urology Prepuce; the fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised penis. See Circumcision, Penis.

pre·puce

(prē'pyūs) [TA]
The free fold of skin that covers the glans penis more or less completely.
Synonym(s): preputium [TA] , foreskin.
[L. praeputium, foreskin]

foreskin

The prepuce or hood of thin skin that covers the bulb (glans) of the penis. Surgical removal of the foreskin is called CIRCUMCISION and this is widely practised, usually for ritual or cultural reasons. The medical indications for circumcision are few.

foreskin

see PREPUCE.

Foreskin

A covering fold of skin over the tip of the penis.
Mentioned in: Circumcision