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the secretion of sebaceous glands, especially the cheesy secretion, consisting principally of desquamated epithelial cells, found chiefly beneath the prepuce. adj., adj smegmat´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A foul-smelling, pasty accumulation of desquamated epidermal cells and sebum that collects in moist areas of the genitalia, especially in uncircumcised males.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A sebaceous secretion, especially the cheesy secretion that collects under the prepuce or around the clitoris.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
smegmaThe cheesy, yellow-white substance, consisting of sloughed keratinocytes, that collects under the prepuce in an uncircumcised penis.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
smegmaUrology A cheesy secretion–yuck! of certain sebaceous glands, expecially under the prepuce and clitoris, which can harbor bacteria, mandating regular cleaning. See Circumcision.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An oily or pasty material, consisting chiefly of desquamated epidermal cells and sebum, which accumulates around the external genitalia, particularly under the foreskin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
smegmaAccumulated, 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005