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smegma

 [smeg´mah]
the secretion of sebaceous glands, especially the cheesy secretion, consisting principally of desquamated epithelial cells, found chiefly beneath the prepuce. adj., adj smegmat´ic.

smeg·ma

(smeg'mă),
A foul-smelling, pasty accumulation of desquamated epidermal cells and sebum that collects in moist areas of the genitalia, especially in uncircumcised males.
[G. unguent]

smegma

/smeg·ma/ (smeg´mah) the secretion of sebaceous glands, especially the cheesy secretion, consisting principally of desquamated epithelial cells, found chiefly beneath the prepuce.smegmat´ic

smegma

(smĕg′mə)
n.
A sebaceous secretion, especially the cheesy secretion that collects under the prepuce or around the clitoris.

smegma

[smeg′mə]
Etymology: Gk, soap
a secretion of sebaceous glands, especially the foul-smelling secretion sometimes found under the foreskin of the penis and at the base of the labia minora near the glans clitoris.

smegma

The cheesy, yellow-white substance, consisting of sloughed keratinocytes, that collects under the prepuce in an uncircumcised penis.

smegma

Urology A cheesy secretion–yuck! of certain sebaceous glands, expecially under the prepuce and clitoris, which can harbor bacteria, mandating regular cleaning. See Circumcision.

smeg·ma

(smeg'mă)
An oily or pasty material, consisting chiefly of desquamated epidermal cells and sebum, which accumulates around the external genitalia, particularly under the foreskin.
[G. unguent]

smegma

Accumulated, cheesy-white, sebaceous gland secretions occurring under the foreskin of an uncircumcised male with poor standards of personal hygiene. Smegma becomes infected, foul-smelling and irritating and can cause local inflammation. It has been said to be CARCINOGENIC to sexual consorts but this has not been proved. Associated papillomaviruses may be the cause.

smegma

the secretion of sebaceous glands, especially the cheesy secretion, consisting principally of desquamated epithelial cells, found chiefly within the prepuce.
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The occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma of the penis correlates strongly with the uncircumcised phallus and the chronic irritative effects of smegma.
These escaping, discarded skin cells constitute infant smegma, which may appear as white "pearls" under the skin.
In bone clamp circumcision, the prepuce was first fully retracted to expose the coronal sulcus and retained smegma removed.
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Likewise, far from being dirty, smegma acts as a natural lubricant and actually contains anti-viral and antibacterial properties.
Smegma can't be prevented entirely--it's a normal part of having a penis.
Bacteria, yeasts and urine accumulate under the foreskin and form a white paste known as smegma.
Louis physician named Jonathan Young Brown went so far as to label smegma "infectious material.
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