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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

foreskin

(fôr′skĭn′)
n.
The loose fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis. Also called prepuce.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
The fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised penis
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

foreskin

Urology Prepuce; the fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised penis. See Circumcision, Penis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

foreskin

see PREPUCE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Foreskin

A covering fold of skin over the tip of the penis.
Mentioned in: Circumcision
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.