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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.
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The prepuce seems to exert a malign influence in the most distant and apparently unconnected manner; where, like some evil genii or sprites in the Arabian tales, it can reach from afar the object of its malignity, striking him down unawares in the most unaccountable manner; making him a victim to all manner of ills, sufferings and tribulations; unfitting him for marriage or the cares of business; making him miserable and an object of scolding in childhood .
The theory of the reflex neurosis was developed by the distinguished orthopaedic surgeon, Lewis Sayre, who claimed that many cases of muscular paralysis were caused by a long, tight or otherwise constricted prepuce and could be cured by circumcision; the same result in girls could be achieved by clitoridectomy.
Following Lewis Sayre (discussed below) he reported that most sufferers from nervous disease had an abnormal prepuce, for the obvious reason that "a redundant, elongated prepuce, covering the glan d [sic] and pressuring upon it, acts as an irritant to the whole system.