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prepuce

 [pre´pūs]
foreskin. adj., adj prepu´tial.
prepuce of clitoris a fold capping the clitoris formed by union of the labia minora and the clitoris.

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]

prepuce

/pre·puce/ (pre´pūs)
1. a covering fold of skin.
2. p. of penis.prepu´tial

prepuce of clitoris  a fold capping the clitoris, formed by union of the labia minora and the clitoris.
prepuce of penis  foreskin; the fold of skin covering the glans penis.

prepuce

(prē′pyo͞os′)
n.
1. See foreskin.
2. A loose fold of skin covering the glans clitoridis.

pre·pu′tial (-pyo͞o′shəl) adj.

prepuce

[prē′pyo̅o̅s]
Etymology: L, praeputium, foreskin
a fold of skin that forms a retractable cover, such as the foreskin of the penis or the fold around the clitoris. prepucial, preputial, adj.
The fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised 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]

prepuce

See FORESKIN.

prepuce

the foreskin or fold of glandular and vascular tissue surrounding the tip of the mammalian penis. It folds back during copulation.

Prepuce

A fold like the foreskin that covers the clitoris; another name for foreskin.
Mentioned in: Circumcision

prepuce

an invagination of skin which covers the free portion of the penis in the non-erect state. In horses the invagination is a double one. In cattle called also pizzle.
References in periodicals archive ?
Phimosis is often defined as a condition where the prepuce cannot be retracted over the glans penis without difficulty and pain.
Pathological phimosis results from traumatic and inflammatory injuries to the prepuce.
Inflammation of the glans penis is balanitis; it is referred to as balanoposthitis when both the glans and the prepuce are involved.
Paraphimosis occurs when the prepuce is retracted proximally and remains entrapped proximal to the corona sulcus.
Smegma is a secretion composed of desquamated epithelial cells that accumulates under the prepuce.
In boys whose prepuce is not fully retractable, ballooning may occur as a result of the tight prepuce.
Adhesions are considered by some authors as residue of the fused inner layer of the prepuce and the glans.
1) is an infiltrative lesion of the prepuce that causes pathological phimosis.
The mainstay of management of the prepuce remains personal hygiene cultured by parental care and diligence by the child.
Care of the normal prepuce and physiological phimosis in childhood
As recommended by the guidelines on the care of the normal prepuce and neonatal circumcision in Canadian infants, (7) examination of the prepuce, urethral meatus, and genitalia should be part of clinical assessment of all newborn baby boys.
Parents and caregivers should be educated on the care of the prepuce and genitalia of their newborns, ensuring they are familiar with steps of examination, safe-cleaning, and hygiene for the prepuce, with clear instructions to not attempt forceful retraction of the childhood prepuce.